Monday, April 30, 2012

#1 Fundraising Success Tip: Find donors willing to GIVE the most, not just who HAVE the most

from 30 Days to Successful Fundraising by Dr. Stephen L. Goldstein, the perfect way to get your board members, staff (newbies & pros), & volunteers "on the same page"--RAISING ALL THE MONEY YOU NEED. Use it as your "corporate" fundraising manual! Order it today in paperback or on Kindle.

       "Ask, and it shall be given to you; seek and ye shall
find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you."
--Matthew VI:7

1. There is NO END of money to be had for worthwhile purposes. The challenge is SIMPlY to find the right match between donor and recipient. The BEST fundraising is the ART of making that connection.

2. The SECRET to successful fundraising is to know where the money is BEFORE you ask for it--not just how much there is. You need to find the people who are willing to GIVE the most, not who HAVE the most.

3. Fundraising is not a science. At a time when people are becoming increasingly dependent upon computers and software to do their work, it is crucial to remember that NO amount of technology will EVER be able to fundraise. It is a human process that takes place between people--people who want something and others who have something. When done successfully, it can be exhilarating and highly rewarding--for both donors and fundraisers.

Follow the 30 days of 30 Days to Successful Fundraising and, before you know it, you'll have board members, staff, and volunteers working together to support your worthy goals--and "on the same page."