Today, I am starting to prepare for my participation in a unqiue 18-month training programme. It is called Future Leaders Programme for Fund-raising and will focus entirely on funding and resource mobilization issues from a leadership perspective. Coincidently, I came across this article today “Fundraising Leadership – Made Not Born”. It offers interesting insights into the challenge of leadership during challenging fundraising environment – both internally and externally. According to the article, 40% of professionals working in the funding area are planning to leave this field of work due to economic uncertainty, increasing external competitiveness and internal organisational challenges etc.