It is easy to view self-care as selfish, especially in the non-profit world where we spend so much time and energy giving to others. However, non-profit fundraising is a difficult job. It is challenging physically, emotionally, and mentally. Taking care of yourself means that you have more to give. The following golden rules of self-care will help you to stay energized and engaged in your role.
Everybody keeps asking us how they can get their board members motivated. We recently put the question to Randle Lee, our Board Development and Fundraising Specialist. He said that getting your board members motivated and inspired to raise more money starts with recruitment. Having the right people on your board is half of the battle. Then, you can start looking at how to engage each of your board members individually. Here are his top tips to motivate and recruit board members.
Jason Ledlow, Trevor Nelson, and Amy Meyers sat down at the end of 2022 to answer your questions about non-profit fundraising. They discussed working with a board, nurturing donor relationships, and how to maximize revenue from galas.
At HGAFundraising, we are always looking for ways to make fundraising more efficient and effective so that non-profits of all sizes can raise as much as possible for their cause. Many of the non-profits we work with have committees and teams dedicated to fundraising, but some have just a few people in charge of fundraising events. Let's take a look at how you can use the resources you have in the most efficient way.
How Do You Raise Money More Efficiently?
The first thing you need to ask yourself is how much money do you want to make? When you have a concrete number in mind, you can reverse engineer how you will hit your target.
We've met a lot of non-profit professionals, all with different talents and personalities. There are 3 things that all the successful fundraisers we've met have in common, and it is not their sales skills.
The 3 C's of successful non-profit fundraisers are:
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