"Do you have what it takes to be a game-changer like charity:water? Yes, you absolutely do. The real question is are you willing to do what charity:water does? Most organization are not. Here's what charity:water does that's different, according to npENGAGE, at So, You Want to Be like charity:water? They don't spend all their time and energy describing and explaining themselves. They focus on telling stories about their donors: Most of us in America don't know what it's like to not have access to clean water, but by telling meaningful stories -- stories of those in need and stories of the supporters giving up their birthdays to help -- they help us relate to a community in Africa. Please let that sink in a bit. They aren't trying to raise funds by "educating" people about the problem of water in poverty areas. " http://tinyurl.com/oe3yhjx
This is just as true in day to day interactions with coworkers, loved ones, etc... "Donors need to feel they can trust you and the organization. That cannot happen unless they see you, know who you are, can look you in the eye and know you are being authentic… which is what major gift fundraising is all about." http://veritusgroup.com/the-magic-of-being-face-to-face/
Great article and unfortunately all too familiar with some of these signs.  "Don't we all want fundraising that provides reliable, consistent revenue? Money we can count on year after year? Sure, but that kind of reliable success doesn't just happen. It takes serious work and commitment. And many organizations have a hard time getting it right. Here are five clues that your fundraising program is going to disappoint you" For all five click here http://tinyurl.com/lxmhk7j
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