How to love fundraising

I want you to print this out and post it where you’ll see it every day. It’s A fundraiser’s daily affirmation from Katya’s Nonprofit Marketing Blog:

I’m in the business of happiness, because when people give, they are happier.

I’m here to focus on what I give more than what I receive, because generosity inspires generosity.

I have a great job, because I make everyone’s life better: the people my organization helps, the people who support it, and the friends and family members whom I inspire with my work, every day.

If you don’t like and believe in what you do, I can guarantee your work sucks.

If you’re walking around with the burden that asking people for money is somehow rude or unkind, then it surely is just that.

Get yourself into a positive, grateful, enthusiastic frame of mind about power and beauty of fundraising, and your stuff will sing!


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2 responses to “How to love fundraising”

  1. Thank you so much for this. I have shared it around the office! Sometimes I think we need that reminder that we do good work!!

  2. Thank you so much for this. I have shared it around the office! Sometimes I think we need that reminder that we do good work!!

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The future of fundraising is not about social media, online video, or SEM. It’s not about any technology, medium, or technique. It’s about donors. If you need to raise funds from donors, you need to study them, respect them, and build everything you do around them. And the future? It’s already here. More.

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Jeff Brooks has been serving the nonprofit community for more than 30 years and blogging about it since 2005. He considers fundraising the most noble of pursuits and hopes you’ll join him in that opinion. You can reach him at jeff [at] jeff-brooks [dot] com.

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