To keep my attention, and even to get it in the first place, give me something of value.
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.
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.…