Don’t miss out on the power of being inspired as a fundraiser

Fundraising can be a real slog sometimes. It’s easy to forget just how amazing this work is.

Reminding yourself is an important part of staying fresh and energetic.

Here are some tips on being inspired from ifundraiser, at Seven ways to get inspired as a fundraiser:

  1. Go see the work you do.
  2. Speak to someone who has a story to tell from their own visit.
  3. Go see a supporter.
  4. Call a donor to say thanks shortly after they have given.
  5. Open the postal donations.
  6. Ask online donors why they are supporting you by providing a free text box.
  7. Find your charity’s purpose.


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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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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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