How to take control of your fundraising life – revisited


I am a big fan of Jeff Brooks from TrueSense Marketing. His blog is full of great resources. He also co-hosts the Fundraising is Beautiful podcast my business partner Steven Screen. These guys really know their stuff.

Recently, Jeff posted the following blog article.  It’s worth reading.  My takeaways from this article are pretty simple.

  • Know what needs to get done.
  • Take on easy, simple, small tasks so you can experience some success.
  • Get some sleep. Tomorrow will come.
  • Enjoy the journey.  Life is too short to worry!

When it comes to fundraising, I know we can become overwhelmed with all that needs to be accomplished during the day.  The best thing to do is create a plan, work the plan and adjust the plan as needed.  Now is the time to do just that for 2015.  Learn from 2014 and plan for 2015.

Do this, apply the thinking in Jeff’s blog, apply my simple reminders and go get’r done!

Jim Shapiro

Jim Shapiro is the fundraising coach you’ve always wanted, the proven Sherpa who can help you get to the top of the mountain. Jim has 30 years’ experience raising money, including serving as the VP of Development for a global $100m nonprofit. He co-founded The Better Fundraising Co. to help small-to-medium nonprofits raise more money.

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