For many nonprofits, July 1 marks the start of a new fiscal year.

It’s a chance to start over.  I’m guessing for many, this past fiscal year is one we’d like to forget!

As you think about starting fresh, I encourage you to really grab ahold of that idea.

Let your negative thoughts and feelings from last year go.

Let go of the disappointment you felt if you didn’t meet your fundraising goals.  Let go of blaming the economy.  Let it all go.

And start the new year with a fresh fundraising outlook. 

It’s a new day.  Things are improving all the time.  You’ll have a better chance of being successful if you can be positive about the work you are doing.

Step back and have a close look at what you did that worked for you last year and what didn’t.

  • What do you need to work at doing better this coming year?
  • What would you like to nail by December 31?

The more clear you can be about what you want to do, the more likely you’ll be able to be successful.



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