As I look back over the last four and a half years at Future, I must say that I have been through it all. As Future heads into another new chapter after a year of transformation, I feel it’s time to say my farewells.
I started in May 07, three weeks after I had decided to get on that plane from South Africa heading to the UK. Little did I know what I was getting into at the time, no idea of just how much impact this decision would have on my life. My initial plan was to only work in the UK for a year, travel for 6 months and then head back home to study. That all changed 8 months in, as I developed this passion for fundraising.
Over the years, I have been privileged to have worked with some extraordinary and inspirational people, been a part of new ventures and witnessed a few fundraising “firsts”. Most of all, it has formed my foundation in fundraising and shown me how much I’m truly capable off. I say this because over this last year I have completed the first year of my Masters at LSBU, whilst working full time at Future; setting up a completely new department and calling team, rebranding and helping the agency expand their services. I have never worked so hard in my life & juggled as many balls as I have done so this past year. It’s been tough and had it’s up’s and down’s along the way, but I wouldn’t change a thing!
I will never forget my roots and entrance into the world of fundraising. I truly believe in the work that Rupert, John and their teams are doing and I wish everyone at Future & Fundraising Vision the best of luck as they continue on their path.
Tomorrow is my first day at Rapidata and I’m thrilled to be heading off to my next challenge. I’m really excited to be working in a new fundraising medium and cannot wait to learn more.