The Atlantic is a hidden gem and this article is brilliant.
The Weekend Briefing is received every Sunday night by 1,500 fundraisers throughout the United States and around the world. Subscribe to The Briefing here. When our work is most uncertain, there are three sure things we know: Your donors still care about your organization. They still want to support you. Their ability to do thatContinue reading “The Ten Things Smart Fundraisers Are Doing Right Now”
An excerpt from “Winning: The Five Truths of Fundraising.” I was having coffee with a friend of mine. She’s the director of development for a wonderful nonprofit. Among other things we were talking about our year-end totals and all the thank-you letters those gifts precipitate. My friend had a sad look on her face. IContinue reading “Disappointment”
In “Winning: The Five Truths of Fundraising,” we write that every development professional makes a decision about the kind of fundraiser he or she wants to be. Do I permit the “stuff” that appears every day to dictate how I spend my time? Or do I make visits, growing relationships and inviting investment my priority?Continue reading “Doomed to Struggle”
You’re not going to like this very much. In fact, it might upset you. Why? Because many fundraisers believe it is their responsibility, their duty, to be stressed at this time of year. In just the same way as many nonprofit organizations and their CEOs believe it is their duty to be “doomed to struggle.”Continue reading “The Worst Thing You Can Do Right Now”