Oct 19, 2022
Jordan Daniel on fundraising, marketing, and finding your way
After growing up in a small town in Indiana and after attending Bowdoin College, Jordan Daniel knew that he wanted to move to a bigger city. He knew he was interested in public health and health care, but wasn't sure exactly what he wanted to pursue. Hoping to develop his analytical skills, as well as to prepare himself for a graduate degree, Jordan Daniel took a job as a fundraiser for a Chicago-based non-profit in the public health space. After a while, though, he felt he had learned everything he could in his role and found himself drawn back to the east coast, so he moved to D.C. to do prospect research for American University. His role there, along with a CFO role for an online LGBT resource, helped him develop the hard quant skills he needed to apply to business school. In business school, Jordan Daniel found a passion for marketing in the pharmaceutical industry. Tune in to hear more about the thought process that went into each twist and turn.
Best for: learning about the ins-and-outs of different fundraising roles; stretching oneself and getting outside your comfort zone; knowing when it's time to move on from a role
1:00 - Introduction
10:11 - Finding his first job out of college (fundraising at a non-profit)
21:22 - Day-to-day, pros, and cons of fundraising for a non-profit
29:50 - Deciding to move on and finding the next role (prospect research at university)
31:51 - Day-to-day, pros, and cons of prospect research at a university
42:12 - Serving as the CFO of an online LGBT resource (Pride Pocket)
49:27 - Deciding to go to business school and picking the right school
58:32 - Finding his way to a pharmaceutical marketing
1:08:20 - Lessons learned
*Note: Jordan Daniel does not speak for Pfizer and any opinion or perspective shared in this episode is his own.
Edited by Dylan Smith from Valle Verde Studios. You can follow him @valleverdestudios on Instagram and Tiktok. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/sara-isabel-seymour/support