What type of work do you currently do?
you should be proud of all your accomplishments.
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Yes. We. Did.
My best friend has been in non-profit development for her whole career - mostly academic settings. She recently stepped down from a major university Director of Development position because she wants to move from Development to Executive Director. So now she is Exec of a very small non-profit and she is enrolled in the Master's of Non-Profit Administration program at her alma mater. I'm not extremely well-informed, but apparently it is just now starting to be the case that degree and certificate programs are coming out for both development and non-profit exec positions. (And most are graduate or certificate programs, because few people are starting at a bachelor level to target those types of jobs).
No real point in writing this back to you, only that you made me think about it and I have learned a lot from her over the years about what Development really means (a lot of people reduce it in their mind to telemarketers calling up and asking for money) and how Development is similar to as well as different from the Exec Director roles.
>>Doris Kearns Goodwin
I envy you the Bishop Tutu meeting, but - as a political junkie who adored Tim Russert and loved to watch his political history conversations with Goodwin, I REALLY envy the chance to meet her!
There are degree programs out there and I think for someone transitioning out of academic develompent work (which those of us in the trenches call "the cushy boring jobs" LOL) to running small private nonprofits it's probably useful. I've been in the trenches doing this for nearly 20 years so at this point it's not that interesting to me to pursue it.