The Charity Fast-Track Foundation programme came onto my radar quite soon
after I decided to quit my sales and marketing job in the clothing industry and
pursue a career in the non-profit sector. I had been volunteering in my local
park for a number of years, eventually becoming a trustee of the Friends group,
and found this work much more satisfying than my day job. One day it just
clicked in my head that I could ‘do good’ for a living, and the rest is
I first heard about the Foundation programme on the Charity Connect forum and thought it sounded like the ideal way to get a rounded view of how the sector works. Once I started looking for jobs I learned that around half of all charity jobs are in fundraising, and I was pretty sure this was what I wanted to do, but I decided to sign up for Charity Fast-Track and get an idea of what else is available.
The programme started with a general overview of how the sector works, before giving you a chance to delve deep into the different subjects. Clearly the course had been designed to inform us about how each subject fit into the sector as a whole before getting into more technical details.
Now, onto the important bit: will the Charity Fast-Track Foundation programme help you start a career in the charity sector? My answer to this is a definite and resounding...Yes! If you’ve already decided that a non-profit career is for you then this course will give you the foundations and direction you need to make that happen. You already have the passion; the course will show you what’s available and where your skills would be best put to use.