Many people are wildly successful in fundraising these days.
They’re raising money from lots of places, and it seems like everything they touch turns to gold.
After working with several, I’ve noticed that share a few things in common.
1. They are passionate about their cause. They believe deeply in the work their nonprofit does and they love seeing loves changed.
2. They are willing to do whatever it takes to see their nonprofit organization succeed. If that means working long hours, they’ll do it. If that means dealing with problematic Board members, they’ll do it. If that means overcoming their fear of asking for money, they’ll do it.
3. They believe that their cause is worth supporting, and they place no weight on the current economy. They know that there are plenty of people out there who have money to give, so they keep asking. Some of them stop watching the news because they don’t want all that negativity about the economy. They focus on the good stuff and on the lives that are being changed by their nonprofit.
You can be a wildly successful fundraiser, too! Adopt these three attitudes and watch things start to change.