Too often, I hear executive directors, Board members and fundraising staff compare themselves to other nonprofit organizations, usually with much larger budgets than what they currently have.

To do so, you are playing someone’s game.

You can only control what happens in your own organization. You can only execute your own fundraising plan.

You can only do what you can do, so comparing your shortcomings to someone else’s successes (without seeing or knowing their struggles/failures), is just a waste of time and energy, and does a huge disservice to your organization, your donors and the clientele you serve.

Motivational Monday, Sandy Rees, fundraising coach

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