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So, you scored a spot in front of a funder and you’re ready to pitch. Great! Now you have the task of preparing and you might be wondering just how you can up your game to create an opportunity that benefits you both. First, it’s
Women Power the Nonprofit Sector but They are Systematically Disempowered One month isn’t enough, but it doesn’t have to be the only time we recognize what women are doing in the nonprofit sector. Let’s do this for each other, daily and for the long haul until things get better. Like what? While I know you are powering organizations big and small behind the scenes and in the spotlight, there is a leadership and pay gap in this sector among women. Facts: Median compensation for female CEOs is 4% to 25% behind those of males (depending on the size of the nonprofit) Only 18-22% of women
So you didn’t make your goal. Guess what? That’s the best thing that could have happened to you… (If this sounds like nails on a chalkboard to you, hear me out, please)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Whenever I set fundraising goals, and work with my clients 1:1, I have them set huge fundraising goals.These aren’t always their actual budget revenue numbers, but they are the north star for where they’re headed. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Truth be told, most of the time they don’t reach these big, most audacious goals. And it doesn’t bother them, though. Just like it wouldn’t bother you.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Why?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Because you still raised SO much more than you
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