"Man, Makena knows what's up when it comes to fundraising: she has great relationships with a ton of people and is able to get all of them so excited about the vision for the company. I'm gonna get better at that - it's an awesome skill to have!"

You need to have a good radar, and be socially aware. Building relationships is key, as are strong presentation skills, being organized, able to work under pressure and manage budgets.

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Fundraising is often carried out by professional staff with the relevant training and experience, but many members of staff and volunteers will also be involved at all levels, whether collecting at events or writing grant applications.

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