Manny has been street fundraising for UrbanLeaf for the past seven years. Here’s what he has to say about it.
Did you ever imagine you’d stay in fundraising this long?
Yes I did. Because of the positive attitude and mentality I had, I knew I’d be here for a long time. I also got inspired by the managers of UrbanLeaf. It’s is a place for longevity. I had an opportunity and here I am, for a good seven years, and still going.
What do you do now and what does your job involve?
I’m a senior team leader. I look after all the team leaders and create a good environment for the newbies that we employ. I want them to have fun, and also to enjoy a fundraising career for the long term.
Is it a fulfilling career choice?
Yes, it’s definitely is a fulfilling career choice. Especially when you get to inspire thousands of people to understand how charities are making an impact every single day in people’s lives.
When they sign up, it makes you happy to know that someone is now signed up to the charity because of you. In terms of the financial aspect, it is very good and fulfilling.
What is your favourite part of your job?
My favourite part is to inspire people who don’t even want to donate to charity, to be able to change their attitude and help them donate.
What’s it like to work at UrbanLeaf?
Working at UrbanLeaf is amazing. The culture we create here, we have a great social life. The team leaders get to buy the team coffees and lunches. We look after each other here…it’s a really good place to work.
What would you say to someone who’s looking at taking an opportunity at UrbanLeaf?
I’d tell the person to jump into it as soon as possible. It’s the nicest place to work, and a good company to work for and the person will never regret it!