How is it possible to feel overwhelmed and guilty about how much we work AND feel guilty about not doing enough?
Fire Starters Blog
Boldness, clarity and wisdom for fundraising professionals
The story we told ourselves when we took a job in the social sector may have been, “I want to make a difference.”
Then reality sets in and day-to-day rushing to put out fires, meet with and report to the board, meeting payroll, and possibly even delivering some of your programming creates an exhausting hamster wheel of activity.
Whether you track your steps, hours of sleep, gifts to your annual fundraising campaign or donor retention, “keeping track” is a hot topic.
I find myself, and some of my coaching clients, focusing on getting things PERFECT before finishing a task.
Your donors give because of the way it makes them feel. Period.
A simple, powerful way to cause them to feel great is to update them on the impact of their previous gifts. Keeping them engaged.