Account Executive, Higher Education, Southeast Region
The "People in Fundraising" podcast spotlights people in the diverse sectors and companies in this profession. In Episode 12, I am excited to chat with someone from leading cloud computing software company Blackbaud - Jennifer Vincent, an account executive in the higher education area.
Jennifer covers the Southeast Region and works fully remote, thanks to Blackbaud's "remote first" policy. In this wide-ranging and really fun conversation, Jennifer talks about building the prospect development program at her alma mater, the University of North Carolina-Wilmington.
The heart of our chat centers on a question Jennifer gets frequently from others in prospect management and research: "How did you make the change from non-profits to the for-profit side at Blackbaud? What was that like?" I loved Jennifer's analogy, so be on the lookout for it!
Other highlights: Jennifer is "bilingual," speaking the languages of frontline fundraisers and Advancement Services staff; an extra monitor is part of her remote-work trip-packing; and how Jennifer balances her Blackbaud role, family, and her current tenure as President of Apra Carolinas. Thank you, Jennifer, for such an enjoyable and interesting conversation!