Fundraising With LEGOs
The lives of the school children are enriched as Taylor's organization expands its ability to reach out as the lives of the investor donors are fulfilled with the realization of their own visions and values. Everybody wins!
What started as a query on how to raise money to expand a popular program of outreach to school children has now kick-started a full review of the organization's total fundraising program. The goal? To create the seamless path for donors to grow with the organization as they experience their values being realized.
The good news for Taylor is that the funds for the needed expansion will be there, as the organization needs them. It's an irony that by not focusing on the money, per se, the money will be there — in sufficient amounts.
I've asked Taylor to touch base with me in six months or so to let me how it's going. I'm looking forward to hearing very good news. I can hardly wait!
I extend my thanks and very best wishes to Taylor for sharing her situation so candidly.
Let me hear from you concerning your particular situation and the challenges you face in developing sustainable revenue streams. Email me (info@TheEightPrinciples.com), and I'll arrange a brief consult providing you with a practical solution. I'll choose some of these thorny obstacles to share, along with my insights, in upcoming columns.
Success is waiting. Go out and achieve it!
Larry believes in the power of relationships and the power of philanthropy to create a better place and transform lives.
Larry is the founder of The Eight Principles. His mission is to give nonprofits and philanthropists alike the opportunity to achieve their shared visions. With more than 25 years of experience in charitable fundraising and philanthropy, Larry knows that financial sustainability and scalability is possible for any nonprofit organization or charitable cause and is dependent on neither size nor resources but instead with the commitment to create a shared vision.
Larry is the author of the award-wining book, "The Eight Principles of Sustainable Fundraising." He is the Association of Fundraising Professionals' 2010 Outstanding Development Executive and has ranked in the Top 15 Fundraising Consultants in the United States by the Wall Street Business Network.
Larry is the creator of the revolutionary online fundraising training platform, The Oracle League.
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