How you feel after reaching the finish line of the fiscal year…

When people ask you what working on Giving Day is like…

When the major gifts team says you aren’t bringing any donors into the pipeline, but it’s actually what you do every day…

When you come back to demanding emails after campus closure…

When a new student caller is getting their first gift…

When you are questioned about an email subject line that you already A/B tested…

When you’re trying to relate to current students while training them to crowdfund for their senior gift campaign…

When your friend from IT is having a problem you don’t understand…

When there’s leftovers from last night’s event in the communal kitchen…

When you’re talking to major donors at a fundraising event…

When you have to tell your team you forgot the donation URL in the email blast sent to the entire database…

When Giving Day is finally over…

When a large gift comes through at the end of a crowdfunding campaign that you didn’t think would reach its goal…

When marketing comes at you about your most recent direct mail campaign…

When you’re $50 away from your fundraising goal that ends at midnight…

When the email went out with a typo…

When you look at the calendar and see the fall giving season is just around the corner…