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Why we believe in working at FundRaiser

We believe that what you and your organization do makes a positive impact in the world.... and that makes us happy in the work we do. That's the main understanding we all recently came away with, when the FundRaiser staff met for a year-end mission/company meeting.

FundRaiser staff at company meeting
FundRaiser staff, left to right, at company meeting: Larry Weaver, Autumn Shirley, Jonathan Smith, Joshua Shirley, Gene Weinbeck, Joey Patten, Mary Lenker

After watching a TED talk together, the FundRaiser staff began to share why we enjoy coming to work at FundRaiser... which we all do. The upshot was that we enjoy working at FundRaiser for a combination of reasons, top among them being the great working environment and the opportunity to use our skills in the service of people like YOU who are working to make a positive difference in the world. Here's a synopsis of what our staff members had to say about why we continue to like working to support nonprofits through our work at FundRaiser.

Why we believe in our work at FundRaiser

 "The average employed American with kids spends more time working and on work-related activities than anything else, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. So, I believe that work should be fulfilling. I’m a philanthropist at heart, but I’m not a millionaire and I could never settle on just one nonprofit to work for. Instead, I have the opportunity every single day to work with thousands of them! I really can’t imagine a more fulfilling job." ~Autumn Shirley,  CEO

Joshua Shirley, CFO of FundRaiser with Smudge the office cat
Joshua Shirley & Smudge

"I believe working at FundRaiser gives me opportunities to express my knowledge and skills with the added benefit that the world will be a better place." ~Joshua Shirley, CFO

"I believe that spending all day in a place where people smile and laugh and feel good about themselves is a blessing that ripples across the world." ~Gene Weinbeck,  founder and lead programmer

"I believe that helping people who make the world a better place helps to make the world a place where people can become better, and that makes coming to work more than worthwhile." ~Larry Weaver, lead trainer

"I feel that there’s nothing nicer than coming in every day to serve people who are deep-down wonderful.  Our connection with the NPOs we work with feels less like a customer/proprietor relationship and more like a partnership." ~Jonathan Smith, lead support technician

Gene Weinbeck and Joey Patten
Gene Weinbeck & Joey Patten

"I believe that when we join together to do good in our own ways that there’s no limit to what we can achieve, which makes my work at FundRaiser that much more special because I love helping so many organizations reach their goals." ~Mary Lenker, support technician

"I believe that by supporting these NPOs, we are not just helping them, but helping the world as a whole." ~Joey Patten, support technician

"It is great to have a part in this organization that offers a wonderful product to NPOs.  And the rest of the staff are great people to work with!  It is so nice to be part of the “family” at Fundraiser." ~Mary Badiny, bookkeeper

"I believe that working in a great working environment helping organizations who want to create a better world is a wonderful gift. One of the things I enjoy most about my job is looking at the posts on facebook made by our customers. On any given day, I'll see people putting their hearts into all the issues close to my heart and doing it with great creativity and committment. It makes me feel good about whatever it is that I have before me on the task list." ~Sasha Daucus, director of social media

Smudge the office cat snoozing at company meeting
Smudge the office cat agrees

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