One of the hardest things is knowing what to do when your fundraising is stuck.
(Hey, it happens to ALL of us from time to time.)
Being stuck means you can’t see possibilities anymore. You’re confused. You’re frustrated. And you need someone to help you get out of it.
It’s kind of like being in quicksand – struggle and you’ll go deeper. You need someone to throw you a lifeline and pull you out.
Nobody wakes up in the morning and decides to be stuck. It’s a slippery slope and it happens so gradually that you don’t notice it until you feel the confusion and frustration.
Here are three things you’ll either say or think that indicate your fundraising is stuck:
If you’ve believed any of these three at some point, it’s okay. Like I said, we’ve all been stuck and we’ve all been there when our fundraising is stuck.
But like Maya Angelou said, “When you know better, do better.”
So, here’s what you need to know: These are really just excuses that you’ve used to let yourself off the hook.
You are a smart, committed person, and you are capable of so much more. You don’t need excuses. What you need is some inspiration.
Spend some time getting reconnected to the mission of your nonprofit and why it matters to you. Then put a plan together for the next 60 days, and go work the plan.
You can have excuses or you can have results. What’s it going to be?
[…] P.S. This post was inspired by Sandy Rees’ 3 Indicators That Your Fundraising Is Stuck. […]