Donors Need to Give More Than You Need the Money!
If you're asking honestly and using funds wisely, you have nothing to apologize for as a fundraiser.
Indeed, it's your duty to clearly, openly and without apology ask people to give — not only for the sake of your organization's needs, but for the sake of your donors.
Here is what some other folks have said about giving ...
"Pity may represent little more than the impersonal concern which prompts the mailing of a check, but true sympathy is the personal concern which demands the giving of one's soul." — Martin Luther King Jr.
"I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver." — Maya Angelou
"Let us not be satisfied with just giving money. Money is not enough, money can be got, but they need your hearts to love them. So, spread your love everywhere you go." — Mother Teresa
"I hate the giving of the hand unless the whole man accompanies it." — Ralph Waldo Emerson
Earlier this month we celebrated Labor Day. Think about all the work millions and millions of people are engaged in all across this great land. And that labor translates into money — money that, when given away, takes the donor to a wonderful place of service, happiness and fulfillment.
Think about all of this as you do your work this week.
If you’re hanging with Richard it won’t be long before you’ll be laughing.
He always finds something funny in everything. But when the conversation is about people, their money and giving, you’ll find a deeply caring counselor who helps donors fulfill their passions and interests. Richard believes that successful major-gift fundraising is not fundamentally about securing revenue for good causes. Instead it is about helping donors express who they are through their giving. The Connections blog will provide practical information on how to do this successfully. Richard has more than 30 years of nonprofit leadership and fundraising experience, and is founding partner of the Veritus Group.