Are you an isolated or a connected fundraiser?

Are you the only professional fundraiser in your organization? That’s the way it is for many — probably most — fundraisers.

That can be hard. Worst of all is the isolation it can mean. I can hardly imagine it, having spent most of my career at agencies where I had lots of smart, dedicated colleagues to talk with and learn from.

If you’re alone, check out this post at the Veritus Group Blog: The Power of Being Connected. They suggest these ways of getting connected:

  • Join a local AFP chapter. They (and other specialized organizations) are pretty much everywhere.
  • Reach out to colleagues in a similar field.
  • Talk to your own colleagues at work.
  • Reach out to blog subscribers.
  • Go to conferences

Being connected makes you better at your work. Be mindful of your need to have professional colleagues in your life.


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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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