Moving Fundraising Forward

October 25, 2018 at 2:14 am Leave a comment

As a fundraising professional, we always want to move forward – the nonprofit mission through philanthropy, our team as well as  personal and professional development.

Sometimes, we need to have the courage of our convictions to have respectful, but sometimes challenging conversations about fundraising strategy, budget, goals and alignment. Often these discussions occur with our leaders – volunteer and professional – who may or may not have the same personal experience in fundraising that we have.

That’s where our real finesse comes in. Fundraising is an art and a science – we deploy our best skills with our donors. We actively listen, mirror behavior, align their values and philanthropic passions with our programs and missions.

We need to do the same during our internal discussions around philanthropy and the impact it will have on the organization. If we treat our leaders, managers and board members as our very best donors – how would those conversations change for the better?

It’s all about our state of mind……

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