Posts Tagged "perspectives"

Two Fundamental Needs: Fundraising and Food

Posted on Feb 7, 2019 in Perspectives

  Eating lunch this week, it suddenly hit me. Fundraising and cooking are basically the same concept. Maybe you don’t believe me yet, but let me explain.   Overall, why are cooking and fundraising alike anyways? Both cooking and fundraising are fundamentally about understanding a process. Exact measurements are not needed. Meaning, in fundraising, there’s definitely not a one sized fits all approach. In fact, once you understand the skills, qualities and processes with fundraising you can apply them to get a consistent offering.   So, let’s talk about building our fundraising...

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Why Fundraising Matters

Posted on Feb 5, 2019 in Perspectives

  When I asked the question: Why does fundraising matter? The most common answer I got was: It’s necessary.   But why?   Fundraising fuels an organization.  We need money to run our organizations, campaigns and our lives.  It’s a means to an end.   So, let’s back up for just a moment. Our attitude effects the culture of our organization, and culture is pervasive. With the current sentiment, we are treating fundraising like it’s a dead end hallway. It’s necessary, but we don’t like it.   All of our organizations need funds to survive- dare I say thrive? So it’s time to change...

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