Come On, Get Engaged
That’s part of what I love about this industry. Fundraisers are so eager to engage — whether it’s by filling in at the last minute for a missing keynote speaker; picking up their phones at the drop of a hat to make impassioned requests of their legislators; or sharing information with their peers about what’s working, what’s not and what will be working in their quest for — you guessed it — deeper engagement with their donors and other supporters.
And isn’t this a nice segue into an invitation for each of you to attend FundRaising Success’ second annual Engage Conference in Philadelphia on April 10? (You can register and get all kinds of information about it at engage.fundraisingsuccessmag.com).
There’s a reason we named our conference Engage. It’s because, of course, engagement rests at the very core of fundraising: engagement with donors, engagement among peers and even heartfelt engagement at the deepest level with your chosen profession. Without it, it’s all just talk. And the world has enough talk. The world needs action, which comes from engagement. And that is where you shine. So shine on, and stay engaged.