A wonderful CEO who understood my role and supported my efforts. A great leadership team that worked well together with each demonstrating expertise in their area. The mission is compelling and the programs vital.
The most enjoyable part of the job was developing relationships with donors and others in the community who supported the organization's mission. Through special events, major giving, planned giving, and other efforts there were challenges but tremendous volunteer involvement.
The hardest part of the job came with the recession and its toll on the area (one of the hardest-hit in the nation). Yet it was satisfying to know that the organization successfully increased its fundraising income unabated.