We're Showin' Some Love!
Right up there among my top reasons for enjoying the month of February is the Fundraising Professionals of the Year issue. Every year, I am so deeply touched to read about nominees' selfless dedication, their vision, their passion, their perseverance and their steadfast devotion to making the world a better, more livable place — whether they work for huge, venerable organizations or startups or the myriad companies that partner with them; whether they're saving animals or the planet, feeding the poor, maintaining museums, eradicating diseases or tending to those who suffer from them, educating children, empowering women … the list goes on; whether their jobs are dedicated solely to development, or fundraising is just one of many hats they wear.
It pains me not to be able to honor every person who was nominated. And for every winner, there are hundreds of others who could just as easily qualify. I hope you enjoy reading about our winners as much as we did. I also hope you'll take a moment to pat yourself on the back and maybe do the same for some of your colleagues. The work you all do can be gruelling. But it's so important. From the FS staff … thank you.
Editor-in-Chief, FundRaising Success