Every Fundraiser Needs an Angel in Her Back Pocket
The deadline of June 30 is looming near! It’s the end of the fiscal year for many hardworking fundraisers. I hope you are not sweating it out, waiting to see if you meet your fundraising goal for the year.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you had an angel in your back pocket? An angel who stands ready to top off your fundraising so you meet your goal?
Every fundraiser needs to cultivate an angel. In fact, you could probably use two or three of them. I know a few fundraisers who always rely on their angels at the end of the year and more often when times are tough.
If you don’t have an angel waiting in the wings this year, why not make it a priority for the coming year?
Start looking now. Get out there and meet with your important donors, listening to them and engaging them directly in your work. Ask them what it would take for them to become more involved. Keep in touch with them monthly so they feel totally in the know.
Then when the time comes, they just might be there for you — and for your nonprofit.
PS. Good luck to you on this year’s numbers!