I kinda wanted to cry **THANK YOU (see response in red)
I'm a college advisor (only one) for a program that supports students that have foster care experience. I love it. I love helping them. Of course, with the budget cuts we have had the past several years, I've gained more responsibilities in our department (who hasn't??) and it has taken some time away from this program. At the same time, we need more funding to really get this program to higher levels but we don't have a development person to focus on fundraising for our program. We have one person for a huge part of the campus so my little program is not a priority which means I WILL HAVE to do this stuff if i want more done with the program. The problem is that I don't know how because I've never done this AND I don't like fundraising. Anyways, I met with an administrator and her assistant to help me focus on what I need to do.....which requires soooooo much of my time (i.e. writing letters, communication, etc) in order to keep the funding coming.
I wanted to cry because I feel overwhelmed. I don't know what to do and how to do it. I went to a training but I need someone specific to my program that would help me get it going. I just don't know what to do.
I just want to say thank you for your support! It is a BIG task and I think I was just initially (still am) overwhelmed with the idea of what I need to do but I love your ideas of breaking it down into manageable tasks. I appreciate your support and I know that I wouldn't have gotten this in other groups. Thank you.