Episode 1: Development Professional: Hannah Lawrence

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Hello All!  Welcome to our first podcast.  Do you want to learn how to be a successful grant-writer and fund raiser?  Are you passionate about an issue?  Do you want to work for a nonprofit?  Are you interested in learning Arabic (or any other language) but don’t know where that degree can take you?  Want to learn how to find success?  Are you interested in human rights? Women’s rights? Politics? Peace & Justice?  If so, then this podcast is for you!  

In this episode, we interview Hannah Lawrence, a Development Professional with a focus on Israel and Palestine currently working at Just Vision. We talk about Hannah’s career, her interest in politics, activism, women’s rights and international human rights. We also talk about what it takes to become a successful fund raiser/grant writer.  

Hannah offers some great tips on internships, she discusses working for a non-profit and the film Naila and the Uprising for which she was an associate producer (airing on PBS, Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 9:00pm EST). She has accomplished so much, all by the age of 27!

For any listeners interested in learning more about Wheaton College (in Massachusetts), Northeastern University, and the University of New Hampshire, Hannah talks about her undergraduate experience at these three institutions, particularly as it relates to peace and justice, Middle Eastern Studies, Women’s Rights and Politics. We also discuss and her graduate school experience at New York University.  

Keywords: Development Professional, Fundraising, Fundraiser, Grant Writer, New York University, NYU, Non-profit, University of New Hampshire, UNH