4 Ways to Make the Most of the Fundraising Dog Days of December
More importantly, being a donor makes what you say to other donors more genuine. You can talk about choosing to give out of your own experience of making that choice. I know I'm meddling, but I believe it: Fundraisers must be donors to the causes they work for, and to other causes they believe in.
Here's to a few quiet days before we plunge headlong into the events, mailings, website revisions, online campaigns, planned-giving proposals, capital campaigns, personal visits and all the other things that will fill our lives as fundraisers in 2015. This old dog is hoping for a few relaxing days, and I wish the same to you.
Pamela consults with nonprofits, helping them develop their fundraising strategy and writing copy to achieve their goals. Additionally, she teaches fundraising at two universities, hoping to inspire the next generation of fundraisers to be passionate about the profession. Previously, Pamela led the fundraising programs for nonprofit organizations. Pamela is a member of the Advisory Panel for Rogare, the fundraising think tank at Plymouth University’s Hartsook Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy, a CFRE, a graduate of Wheaton College (IL) and Dominican University, and holds a Doctorate in Business Administration from California Southern University. Contact Pamela at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow her on Twitter at @pjbarden.