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For a lot of organizations, donor stewardship is nonexistent. If you don’t have any donor stewardship happening in your organization, then you want to read this blog on: How Forgetting About Your Donors Leads to a Hamster Wheel Hustle. And yet for others, they use
Vulnerability: one of THE biggest missing elements of fundraising training and support in the sector. PART ONE
In all of my years of fundraising, nobody ever talked to me about vulnerability and fundraising. Which is a shame, because it ultimately impacts the way we feel about fundraising and all we do as fundraisers. Being in touch with the vulnerabilities that are brought up around fundraising and knowing how to handle them is a critical part of our ability to fundraise effectively, efficiently, and to not burn out and hate our jobs. So when I started taking an executive coach certification program, I learned more about the cognitive behavior loop and combined that with a lot of the teachings of vulnerability and shame
Some of my favorite virtual fundraising summits in 2021 How long do you spend on the internal debate of investing in yourself? When I started out in the non-profit sector I’d spend days, weeks, months even trying to talk myself out of investing in myself. But, when I finally let myself acknowledge that a growth mindset means investment in learning and personal development, I started to invest in myself and my organization. I am constantly investing in myself these days, whether it’s getting the next book on my must-read list, investing in a coach, or taking time out of my schedule to attend a conference,
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