Confessions of a Fundraiser- Ethan

Updated: Jul 8


What attracted you to the Team Leader role for the Kilimanjaro Challenge?


I came to university hoping to pursue a career related to international development. I was therefore drawn to the challenge because it offered an opportunity to gain experience for such a future career but an opportunity to contribute to inspiring work in international development in the present. It also offered an amazing opportunity to grow as a person, meet tonnes of new people, and go on the adventure of a lifetime - so it was quite the package!


Can you give a brief summary of your role as a Team Leader?


At my university, I was part of a group of two other Team Leaders. Together, we advertised our climb around our university campus and online. We went to freshers events, another local university, and hosted multiple information sessions on the climb. Once we recruited our team, prior to the pandemic hitting, we arranged socials and team-fundraising events. Since the pandemic hit, I have adapted to a new mode of leading my team virtually. In particular, I have had regular calls with them to help them arrange fundraising events using Dig Deep’s Virtual Fundraising guide, as well as supported them with personal difficulties they have encountered.


Could you outline some of the team fundraisers/socials you have organised?


Prior to the pandemic, we met at a local restaurant for a meal out. I also arranged a team bag-pack a