The Artificial Goals of Fundraising

The Artificial Goals of Fundraising

I love metrics.  I love fundraising.  I love to put them both together to drive strategy.  But I’ve noticed that in some development shops that metrics are often utilized to produce a fury of activity and not actually drive strategy.  In fact, as I run donor...
A Rite of Passage: Getting Turned Down

A Rite of Passage: Getting Turned Down

I will never forget my very first face-to-face solicitation out on my own.  I was raising money for an incredible children’s museum that made tremendous impact in my community, and it was my first job as a fundraiser.  I think back to that day and cringe!  The...