Marissa Hoover, Director of Development and Alumni Relations at Penn State University-Harrisburg, is driven and admits on occasion of putting the cart before the horse. However, this champion fundraiser knows how to get it done and raise money. She offers advice on how to be curious and it is not just about having passion for the organisation, but also having passion as a fundraiser. Collaboration is a critical component in securing those big gifts that have a collective impact. She explains the importance of the checks and balances after a gift is secured so the people within the organisation deliver on a gift. Listen to acquire valuable insight on building relationships that can help your career.