If you’re a card-carrying member of the “Ain’t It Awful” club, it’s time to drop your membership.
Especially if you want to raise money.
Membership in the club is given to people who
- complain about how hard fundraising is
- whine about how bad the economy is
- blame the economy for their lackluster fundraising results
- always compare their nonprofit to others
- see their nonprofit as small (“we’re just a small nonprofit”)
One thing I’ve learned over the years is that mindset and attitude are everything, especially in fundraising. If you see fundraising as hard or a necessary evil, guess what your experience is going to be?
You’ve got to change your thinking.
Look at fundraising as this: you’re giving people in the community the chance to partner with your nonprofit to change the lives of the people your organization serves. Simple, but extremely effective.
So, starting today, drop your membership in the “Ain’t It Awful” club. Take responsibility for your fundraising results. Change your attitude. And you’ll see your results blossom and grow.