So it seems more accurate to have changed the title of this special report to “Converging Technologies” because that’s what the future of fundraising is all about — nurturing the roots, strengthening the trunk, navigating the branches and, finally, biting into that succulent fruit that, as it turns out, isn’t the Internet or some other newfangled strategy itself — but the finely tuned convergence of all of the strategies and techniques that make themselves available.
I hope you’ll find some enlightening information about what’s “hot” in in this issue, but that you won’t let your head be turned so much by it that you forget about what has worked for you and your peers and your forebears for so long. Go out on a limb, but hold tight to your roots while you’re doing it.
— Margaret Battistelli
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