For a long time in my life, I felt like a jack of all trades and master of none. Working with Non-Profits since I was 19 years old and ventured into India at 22 years old I have experienced and done unbelieving things. Let me name a few. I had been a Community Health Developer working in the slums of Maharashtra and Delhi, and a Disaster relief worker, purifying drinking water to avoid a second wave of death caused by water related diseases from the 2004 Tsunami. Also, I worked in a rural hospital as a dentist, midwife and emergency room nurse. Worked as a counselor for the mentally challenged and lastly a financial literacy trainer that brought me to train in many developing nations. In all of the work mentioned above, I wasn’t paid a salary and relied on funds raised by generous people. And without their partnership and contribution, none of it would have happened.
Today I imagine the caretakers and counselors meeting and touching the lives of cancer patients. The conservationist and the rangers spending a large amount of time in the dense jungles of Malaysia. The environmentalist and the activists fighting to save our fragile ecosystem. The teachers teaching in schools with refugee kids are eager to learn their first A, B, Cs. The smile on the faces of orphans and the children saved from human traffickers. I wish I can all of that, I really do. But through OmniRaise I am the caretakers, I am the animal conservationist, I am the environmental activist, I am the teacher in the community learning centers, I am the one saving kids from being trafficked… I have become a master of all because I became a “Fundraiser”. Because none of those professions will exist without funds. Let’s celebrate the greatest profession ever! “BEING A FUNDRAISER!”