All too often I work with executive directors and CEO’s that say, “I’m not a fundraiser.” In most cases, this is the farthest thing from the truth.
That’s because fundraising is a knowledge issue, not a talent issue.
I’m convinced that if you have risen to the top of your organization, you have what it takes to be a great fundraiser. You are good with people, you know your mission and work like no one else. And you have passion for your cause. These ingredients combined with just a little bit of coaching and confidence equals fundraising success.
Consider these examples from our clients . . .
- A Head Master of a local private school needs to raise $3M to build a new school building. He just secured a $400,000 donation!
- A founder of an organization that serves homeless moms and kids needs to raise $5M to build a new resource center. She secures a $1,000,000 gift in her very first donor meeting.
- A local director of a youth services organization needs to raise $10,000 by the end of the month to fund his programs. He achieves his goal, first by receiving a $5,000 lead gift from a donor that had never given a gift to his organization.
None of these clients were confident about their fundraising ability. But they are good at their job, and I taught them to be good at fundraising. Want to learn what they now know? Get in touch!