How did you get into direct response fundraising?
After years in television news and factual and documentary entertainment, I was intrigued by the idea of using my communication and marketing skills to advance important nonprofit causes.
What’s the best part of your job?
A few things come to mind: I like making my clients happy with work that engages donors and gets them excited about supporting nonprofit organizations that are making a difference. I also enjoy using my research and production management skills in a whole new way. Finally, I love the challenge of producing great work in Spanish as well as English. Storytelling and fundraising in Spanish is more than simply translating from English – it requires transcreating ideas and stories that will resonate in a different culture.
Worst part of your job?
Not being able to speak data as fluently as I do Spanish! But I’m learning quickly and I’m fortunate to have colleagues who have my back!
Your favorite escape from the job?
Long walks, keeping up with new and old friends, watching high quality docudramas, playing with our whippet “Dash,” traveling with my family, and long talks at the dinner table. (Even after spending most of my adult life in the U.S., I’ve never been happy with the idea of tearing through a meal in 10 minutes before everyone rushes off for sports practice or to do homework or watch TV or whatever. In the Latin culture, a good long chat with the people you love is a treasure that shouldn’t ever be taken for granted!)