There’s a lot about fundraising folks take for granted. And not in a good way. Because… much of it is untrue!
In fact, if you, your executive director, your board members or anyone else where you work subscribes to these fictions you’ll be in for a lot of pain and suffering. You won’t raise near the money you could otherwise raise. And you won’t enjoy your work.
But there’s a fix!
Previously I wrote about certain self-evident fundraising truths. Truths you want to hold close to become a fruitful philanthropy facilitator. The problem? These tenets I call truths are too often not apparent at all.
A disinformation campaign is unconsciously being waged by leaders who:
- Don’t understand how fundraising works.
- Don’t understand pre-conditions must be in place in order for fundraising to flourish.
- Don’t want to understand because then they’d have to step up to the plate and do things that make them feel uncomfortable.
Oh, dear. Guess what?
Like anything else worth doing, fundraising must be done well to succeed.
You get out of it what you put into it. And… the truth shall set you free!
If you believe any of the following untruths, your fundraising program is in jeopardy. And so is your mission. Let’s break these down.Details