Thanks for Writing
I've gotten a small handful of very kind and gracious emails from readers in response to my May/June Editor's Note, "It Matters." That happens occasionally — a column or blog post resonates deeply and readers take the time to write.
Sometimes the response is negative, and even those comments are appreciated. How else can we grow — FundRaising Success as a trusted resource to the development world and me personally as a writer who after 30 years is still embroiled in a rewarding/frustrating/beautiful/terrible/exhausting/fascinating and endless effort to hone my craft?
But mostly, the comments are positive and supportive. And, honestly, there is no greater compliment you can pay a writer than to etch time out of your day, take pen in hand (or finger to keyboard) and tell her (or him) that something she's written has moved you or touched you in some way. Even angered you. Or, best of all, made you think. Or question. Or appreciate.
To those of you who take the time to write or comment on articles you find in the magazine or the Today in Fundraising e-newsletter or any of our FS blogs, thank you. The fact that you care and are engaged enough to comment (even if you disagree with what you read) is so greatly appreciated.
And to those who write to me personally about something that I have written … thank you again. Your feedback touches me deeply and is the icing on the cake that has been my role as editor of FundRaising Success.