I am From Elena Sanchez I am from the big yellow house in the middle of the street I am from the street where there’s no bike riding, The street where the ice cream truck never slows down I am from the porch you could hide under I am from the house that had dirtContinue reading “The Fundraisers’ Mission Statement”
Excerpted from Winning: The Five Truths of Fundraising, available in print, audiobook and eBook on Amazon.com 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 hadContinue reading “Disappointment”
“I resolve to stop using myself as a gauge for what will resonate with my donors. In other words, stop trying to raise money from yourself. “No matter who you are or where you are in your fundraising career, you probably aren’t a proper representative for your target donor demographic. “You’re likely younger and muchContinue reading “Get Your Nose Out of Your Navel”
Every once in a while I come across something that is too good, too important, not to share.
The two best fundraising thoughts I heard this week: “No one ever told me I couldn’t do it.” And, “I remind myself every now and then how important it is to be grateful.”