Do you feel directionless in your fundraising career?
Are you feeling stuck doing work you don't like?
Do you wonder how to be a more successful nonprofit leader?
Are you wondering what the right path is for you?
Are you looking for just ANY job right now?
The truth is, you won't be happy with just ANY fundraising or nonprofit leadership job. Coaching will help you pinpoint the exact right nonprofit job for you.
Do you want to stop wasting your time and energy?
Then get started in Fundraising Career Coaching today.
"I landed a better job with a foundation at a 42% pay increase! They asked for a minimum salary requirements and current salary. Because my current salary was under market I let them know the number was a combination of salary and benefits. I used the language from the Fundraising Career Conference and named my minimum amount. I was able to increase my salary by 42% when I received the offer!
I am happy to say I'm now working for a Foundation at a major Hospital. I'm in my first month on the job and it's going well!"
-Natalie Ramos, Chicago, IL
“I normally don't send emails like this, but I wanted to let you know that your resources work! I used your cover letter template to apply for a job, and less than 24 hours after submitting, I was contacted by a recruiter. He told me,
"You don't technically have the experience, and this is a stretch position, but your cover letter was amazing and it read like a perfect fit for this job, so I am forwarding you up to the hiring manager."
Did you ever have a workplace that just didn't seem to care about promoting you?
Have you ever wanted to have more people help you move up in your career?
Well, me too. When I worked full time at small nonprofits, it was difficult to get ahead. There was always a crisis, always a reason to run around, and never any time to think of professional development.
I looked around and I had no idea what to do to get a new, better, fantastic job. I started researching how people got their nonprofit jobs. I put together two career fairs. I talked with booth vendors. I talked with fair attendees. I put together a nonprofit job club. I got speakers who were executive directors, chief development officers, consultants, and founders.
People started to come to me to have me help them with their cover letters, their resumes, their interviews, and more. Suddenly I had success stories. I wrote a book about nonprofit careers, called "Get the Job! Your Fundraising Career Empowerment Guide"
Since 2015 I've created 3 Fundraising Career Conferences and 2 Nonprofit Leadership Summits to help people find the best workplace and nonprofit career path.
I want to help you get the job of your dreams.
Whether you dream of being an executive director, development director, chief development officer, or simply dream of working in a workplace where everyone respects fundraising and helps to fundraise, I would like to help you get there.
You can read about best practices online. And sure, you can learn about cover letters and resumes, but what about truly finding your path? How about practicing your salary negotiation skills and interview questions? What about making a resume and cover letter that TRULY stands out? That's what we could work on together.
Isn't it time for you to rise?
Fundraising Career Conference
Author, Get the Job! Your Fundraising Career Empowerment Guide, rated 5 stars by Nonprofit.About.com
"I have used your invaluable information over and over again. It has been hugely helpful in pushing my candidacy for several jobs I never thought I could get near. Thank you!!!
I’m very far along in the interview process for a Development Director position for a performing arts venue at a very well regarded university. Thanks for everything!!!!! Your advice has been a godsend!" -Susan
Because of your fundraising career advice, this year, I’ve moved from a behind-the-scenes admin assistant in a planned giving office at a private college, to a front-line mid-level fundraiser at a small non-profit, focused on strengthening local farms in our region. Thank you for your work – it certainly played a role in me believing I could get here.
-Lisabeth Jasniewicz, Development Coordinator, Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture (CISA) Massachusetts
“I want you to know, I used what you taught me to go to my Executive Director and change my career inside our organization and restore work/life balance to the crazy Jenna Cosmos, and I am forever in your debt for that!”
-Jenna Smith Communications Coordinator, Virginia
How does it work?
Here's a menu of how we can work together.
3 Finding Your Center Sessions
Session One: What's in the Cards for You?
-A system to learn more about yourself
-What's in the cards for you this year
-Identify unconscious biases holding you back from success
Session Two: What are my Strengths?
-Activities that strengthen you
-How to pass off what weakens you
-How to talk about your strengths without sounding like you're bragging
Session Three: How can I design my future?
We'll look at:
- Astonishingly accurate information about your personality and life challenges
- Uncovering your potential
- A path to overcoming the difficulties you may face
RESULTS: Want direction? These sessions will calibrate your inner compass. Result? You'll get a better understand yourself and the work you're here to do.
3 Finding Your Place Sessions
Session One: Your Resume
-How to make your resume stand out
-What to leave in and what to take out
-What to add for different career changes
-How you can make your own tailored resume
Session Two: Your Cover Letter
We'll go into:
-How to make your cover letter shine
-Two different methods for your cover letter
-Making your experience relevant for this job
-How to tailor your cover letter to any job
Session Three: Your Answers & More
We'll look at:
- What your application process will look like
- How to answer those tricky application questions
- Tailoring your materials for different hiring processes & more!
Results: Want a jumpstart on your job search? These are the sessions for you! Schedule your call to learn more with Mazarine below. Or see results and get started.
3 Finding Your Value Sessions
Session One: Your Interview
-What the setup is
-Questions you should ask to avoid the setup
-How to research their problems and address them in the interview
-Follow up best practices
Session Two: Interview Practice
We'll go into:
-Coping with interview jitters
-Your specific What-How-Wow Stories (and How to improve them):
-Tough question practice and feedback
Session Three: Salary negotiation
We'll look at:
-Your base, ideal and middle of the road preferences
-Your region and title ranges
-Practice salary negotiation techniques
-Look at what else you can negotiate
RESULTS: Can't seem it make it past the interview? These sessions will help you get there. With these three sessions, you'll put your best foot forward, AND get a better package. Let's Get Started!
YES we offer a discount for all 9 sessions together. See below.
YES we can offer a group coaching discount if you have 2 friends or more who want to get a nonprofit career kickstart. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to chat about it.
Click on the images below to get printable PDFs of each package.
After your teaching about salary negotiation, I landed my new job and convinced myself to ask for a salary that was in the right range. And I got $5,000 MORE than I asked for. I had 2 competing offers and I had done all the research and pumped myself FULL of great self-confidence boosting messages and affirmations and it was amazing. I am happy and employed and more confident than ever. I found my voice! THANK YOU.
-Carol Miller Development Professional, Denver, CO
Your session on salary negotiation at the AFP National Fundraising Conference in San Francisco was the most important, useful session I attended the whole conference. I've never negotiated salary before because I just didn't know how. You provided clear techniques and research tools, and gave a lot of great advice.
I recently accepted a position at a new employer. I applied a lot of what I learned in your session before and during negotiation. It was so helpful in determining the fairness of their offer and making sure I got what I deserved. I'm really happy with the compensation package I received and I'm so excited for the new opportunity! Thank you and keep up the good work! I'll be pointing a lot of my colleagues to your resources for sure!
I am writing you today because I want you to share in my excitement - I received and accepted a new job!! Thanks to your review of my resume I have finally found a position that is both what I want to do and paying what I think is fair and more than acceptable! The interviewer said she remembered my insightful questions and my resume stood out from all the rest.You helped me to get over my fear of the what ifs - what if a new job is just more of the same.? What if I fail? What if i can't get a new job? What if I'm stuck in this low paying unrealistic position? I'm just so thankful for all of your help and support!
"After one of Mazarine's sessions, you seriously feel invincible! Armed with Mazarine's insight into salary negotiation, I honestly started getting worried when it was three hours after the session had ended and I still had the biggest, stupidest smile that you can possibly imagine.
Mazarine was like a spirit guide; she provided the foundation of knowledge, and then urged us to ask ourselves questions. How can use it? Have we done something like this before? What have others done that has worked?"
-Andrea Edelman, San Mateo, CA
Q: What do I get out of this?
A: With the first three finding your center sessions, you will get a clearer sense of direction in your job search. You'll also find a deeper understanding of what satisfies you at work.
During the three finding your place sessions, we'll focus on getting you self sufficient in creating stellar resumes and cover letters. We'll also do interview prep and practice so you'll be set up to succeed.
In the last 3 finding your value sessions, you'll learn a better way to phrase and ask for what you want, and concrete tactics to get you paid what you deserve.
You can choose a single package of 3 sessions, 6 sessions, or the full 9 session package depending on what you feel you need right now.
Q: How long does it take?
A: Each session takes about an hour, we might run over a little bit. I'll also be working behind the scenes when our session is not going on. For example, with the resume and cover letter sessions, I will be editing your resume and cover letter, and then our session together will be explaining the edits and how you can do it yourself.
Q: Where do we meet?
A: Our sessions are recorded online. That means you can attend from your computer, instead of having to fly somewhere and pay for hotels and taxis. This also means if you want to go back and review what we talked about, you can watch the recordings and take notes on YOUR time.
Q: What's your refund policy?
A: If you're not satisfied within 30 days of our work together, I offer a partial 50% refund.
Q: Can I continue to work with you after the initial 9 sessions?
A: Yes! Many people want to keep working with me at their new jobs, to help set expectations, get support during their first 90 days, and generally have a confidential friend to go to for the tricky relationship and trust building period of their new role.
Q: What's the cost?
A: It depends on how long you want to work together, so we negotiate that at the time you are ready to keep working together.