There are so many wonderful resources to support you on your journey! The list below is designed to increase your knowledge of how nonprofits work and introduce you to some of the thought leaders in the field.

On Communicating with Donors: Tom Ahern is masterful. For those in need of information on how to write a case statement, check him out here.

On Managing Boards: Simone Joyaux was my grad school professor and radical! She is straightforward, forward thinking and simply a trailblazer...and she is married to Tom! Check out her site here.

Looking for higher education in the field?: Check out Saint Mary's University of Minnesota. I am an alum and the program was just amazing. I learned about fundraising from some of the nation's best practitioners and gained some lifelong friends along the way. What I loved most about the program is that it is designed for working adults and uses a combination of residency and online learning to complete the program

Certifications: The CFRE (certified fund raising executive) is the international credential that is endorsed by the Association of Fundraising Professionals.