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Overplanning kills magic

Planning is my frenemy. For real, though. Planning is one of my greatest strengths, especially when it comes to work, and taking care of people and other. I get reinforced daily about how wonderful my planning skills are (wooohooo!!).

Group of diverse people having a planning meeting on fundraising strategies for nonprofits

But actually, I’m an over-planner. And I’m SURE it kills magic. Magic in my relationships, magic during travel, magic in my work. .

But how can I stop when control and planning feels so GOOD. Honestly, I don’t know if there is a better endorphin release than checking a ‘to do’ off my plan. .

Recognizing this alone is helping me plan less, helping me recognize when I’m planning for the sake of planning and not because I actually NEED to make a plan (which is also totally subjective… but, hey, I’m trying for small improvements over here!)

What can you NOT plan today? Where can you fit in unstructured time? Then, (and here’s the kicker), if magic doesn’t happen the first time, do it again, and again, and AGAIN. I’m going to be working on that too, we’re in this together.

fundraising professionals to do list that covers nonprofit fundraising ideas

For more of my favorite fundraising tips and tricks, check out my Resource page! Here, you can find relevant articles, webinars, quizzes, etc. about fundraising in the nonprofit sector. In addition, you can subscribe to What the Fundraising for ongoing conversations about how you can fundamentally change the way you lead and fundraise. And to learn how to raise more from the right funders using the Power Partners Formula, you are always welcome to join one of my free Masterclasses at malloryerickson.com/free.

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