If you turn off your fundraising, stay on mute, then don’t be surprised if your income goes down. So what should you do?
I’ve come to appreciate that fundraising is being able to pick yourself up, brush yourself down, learn from failure, and carry on. It’s the stress can keep you down.
Adopting new words can help, but if there is nothing under pinning them, then it is too shallow, and the change you desire won’t really take root. So do you really understand the words you use?
Belief gives you the courage to push through. To fail and try again, to resist against the detractors, and the “drains”. Without belief I think many will give up even if in their hearts they know fundraising needs to change.
Taking time to thank supporters for their donation is always time well spent and will be appreciated. Do it well and people will remember you. Do it too because you are giving something back. Think of your donor as a beneficiary for a moment.
Here are seven ways how I have helped get myself ‘in the zone’.
… when you accept that it is broken, and take a little bit of time to understand why, then what to do to fix it is obvious.
The question you need to ask is ‘how can I give back emotion?’
Everyone is a channel is not peer to peer. It’s not “network marketing”. Everyone is a channel changes the rules of communication. It changes everything.
So, once again this year’s International Fundraising Congress comes to a close. It’s a potent cocktail, leaving you with a feeling of exhaustion and exhilaration, bringing you clarity and even confusion by challenging your existing thinking. Amongst my scribbled notes I can sense some sparks of insight – possibly even the emergence of an epiphany.…
Measures can change behaviour. Ask people to do new stuff but measure them the same old way is a recipe for either no change or confusion.