Successful fundraising is all about connections—connecting donors with the mission; sharing stories about how donors’ gifts directly impact the mission. Successful organizations share stories about their needs, the benefits and an example of how donations make a difference in fulfilling the mission. The really savvy fundraisers will follow up with key stakeholders as to the direct impact their gifts provided to the organization. We featured our stories in our thank you letters.
Traveling can refresh the mind, recharge the soul and open up our creative energies.
As planners we have so much competing for our attention, it’s wise every now and then to step back and rethink our routines.
Simply put, a resolution is just another word for deciding to make a change. Big, small or anywhere in between.
I like to do some reflection during the final week in December. Here’s my process; maybe it will work for you, too.
Using your downtime wisely will guarantee an easier path when things get hectic again.
The steps to a good, achievable goal include realistic dreaming, specific actions, a time frame and self-discipline.
A SMART goal is: Specific, Measurable, Actionable, Realistic and Timely. A SMART goal has a built-in plan associated with it, so you can get to work and map your progress from Day 1.