Growing up I wanted to be a stewardess, an actress and a lawyer. At no point did I ever think, say or strive to be a fundraiser. But since none of the eight women who founded the Jewish Women’s Renaissance Project (JWRP) wanted to raise the money, I said I would try until we hired a professional. That was 10 years ago, and although it has not been easy, what I have learned through fundraising changed my life forever, and how I have grown far outweighs any of the challenges.
One of the biggest lessons is gratitude. The greatest philanthropists I ask to invest in our movement are the ones who after I thank them for giving say, “No, thank you. Thank you for giving me the opportunity.”Read More