Danielle Mihalcea, Research Associate, Philanthropic Partnerships, Cleveland Foundation
How did you get into fundraising and/or prospect development?
I have a background in investigative research, so it was perfect for me! The depth of Philanthropy is spectacular. I enjoy the people I meet, the skills I am developing, and the impact fundraising has on the community.
What's the best career advice you've ever received?
Always be willing to learn anything, even if it doesn’t pertain to your field. You never know when it might come in handy!
What skill would you like to master?
I would like to master the science of research. What I mean by that is, learning efficient techniques, the best software, and the organization skills it takes to create an excellent project.
Where’s the next place on your travel bucket list and why?
Romania! My parents are from there and we use to visit every other summer. I haven’t been back since before COVID, so I miss the food, culture, and beautiful views.
Are you an early bird or night owl?
Early bird gets the worm.