Also happening at Forum3 is the launch of the definitive guide to a career in fundraising, Working in Fundraising. This joint publication with Society Guardian and the Institute aims to allow anyone considering a career in fundraising to chart their way through the maze of decisions that need to be considered.
The book contains an overview of the career, an examination of the range of jobs available, and case studies of how current fundraisers got where they are now. The chapter on salaries, benefits and working conditions should make interesting reading to those already employed in fundraising, as well as potential employees. A major part of the book examines career progression and professional development.
We all know that fundraising is not just another career option, but a really special choice. This is mostly down to the variety of opportunities and the amazing fact that no matter how professional and sophisticated a career it becomes, it will always be dominated by the many millions of volunteers who make up the most public face of fundraising. This is a really important point and this book fully recognises this vital fact.
All members of the Institute will be getting a free copy of the book within the next week; otherwise, details of how to purchase are available from the Institute's website, www.institute-of-fundraising.org.uk.