Campaigns are Won and Lost in Preparation
For a small project, you might get by with little preparation (though not recommended). But if you are looking at a major project, begin the planning process early. And be sure that you take the right steps.
As author and fundraiser Harold "Si" Seymour wrote, "If you want to raise alfalfa, you can get several crops a year. But if you want to raise oaks, it will take a little longer."
Be prepared — it has an incredible impact on your fundraising!
Looking for Jeff? You'll find him either on the lake, laughing with good friends, or helping nonprofits develop to their full potential.
Jeff believes that successful fundraising is built on a bedrock of relevant, consistent messaging; sound practices; the nurturing of relationships; and impeccable stewardship. And that organizations that adhere to those standards serve as beacons to others that aspire to them. The Bedrocks & Beacons blog will provide strategic information to help nonprofits be both.
Jeff has more than 25 years of nonprofit leadership experience and is a member of the NonProfit PRO Editorial Advisory Board.