I have spent most of my near-forty career years in non-profits. That translates to nearly forty years of fundraising. I have been a part of everything from nickel and dime begging to multi-million dollar organizational relocation, from passing the plate to pledges, from campaigns to coffee and lunch meetings, from banquets to car washes. I’ve been a staff member, board member and donor for more organizations than I can list or remember without extensive brain stretching.
At one point I was hired to help an organization with a focused,
short-term funding project. In a few months we outraised our goal. Guess
what? Some people thought I was a fundraising genius — not a perception
I was anxious to live up to.
Follow this link to read the rest of this piece from the current catapult magazine: https://www.catapultmagazine.com/raising-money/article/fundraising-101