Scott Allbee

How did you get into direct response fundraising?

I have been working in the graphic communications industry for over 30 years, doing everything from print production, graphic design, illustration, package design, product design, web design and whatever else might come my way. I believe it was in 2004 that a friend of mine that I volunteered with at the American Cancer Society told me about a job opportunity at a direct marketing company that worked exclusively for non-profit organizations. I took the graphic artist job and have been hooked ever since. I have always been involved in volunteering for some type of organization since I can remember, either through church, boy scouts, school and so on, but when my oldest son went through childhood Leukemia I really learned the importance of non-profit organizations. My favorite quote is “People don’t care how much you know, until they know how much you care.” – Teddy Roosevelt

 

What’s the best part of your job?

Learning about our client’s cause and feeling the satisfaction of being a part of it’s success as it grows and makes a difference.

 

The worst part?

I guess the worst part is when you put a lot of heart and soul into a project that you think is really going to make a difference and it ends up bombing. Unfortunately that is just a part of the process of fundraising. Finding out what works and what doesn’t and applying that to the next job, or client, it’s just a part of the growing pain.

 

Your favorite escape from the job?

I like running, exercising and most of all swimming. I’m starting to get back into my love of the fine arts, mostly painting and drawing. The best thing is going out or just being with friends and family.

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