"Why I Quit My Job to Fundraise


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This is a guest post by Katie Remy, who recently completed Mama Hope’s Global Advocate Program. She successfully raised over $20,000 and partnered with community leaders to implement sustainable projects in Tanzania. She currently works for Glorious, a holistic community development organization that invests in the vision of strong leaders to build sustainable communities.

I’m sitting at my desk with my hand on my mouse, hovering over the “send” button. It has been in this same position for the past 20 minutes, completely still as I reread my farewell email over and over again. For the past two months, I’ve been telling everyone in sight that I’m leaving, but there’s no way I’ve reached all 1,000 employees at the company. And as soon as I click send, everyone will know.

Deep breath. My heart is beating out of my chest, hand sweaty. Finally, I click send.

 

Hi all,

As many of you already know, my last day here is this Thursday.  I am so grateful to have learned so much from such a talented and motivated group of people. Thank you all for your camaraderie, guidance, and the experiences you shared with me over the past four-and-a-half years.

I am excited to share that I will be leaving for Tanzania at the beginning of February to work for four months alongside inspiring local leaders on sustainable, community-driven projects. Feel free to take a look at the link below if you are interested in learning more or would like to support these projects.

http://www.classy.org/KatieRemy

I wish you all the best in your current and future endeavors and I hope to keep in touch.

All the best,

Katie

 

Deep breath again.

Pause.

Within seconds, the responses—and donations—start rushing in.

This is why I quit my job to fundraise full time. 

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