Make The Nonprofit Program Person Your Best Friend
It is shocking to me to hear MGOs say they have never talked to a program person — they just read the reports and that is the sole source of their information.
Please, if you are not currently talking to program workers — please — get out of your office and go look them in the eyes, go see the program, go get into the trench, and let it affect your mind and your heart! Please do this.
It will not only move you to higher levels of performance with your donors, but it will increase your technical knowledge of what your organization does and it will increase your job satisfaction as you begin to more fully understand that you, your colleagues and your donors are truly making a difference in our hurting world.
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.