When the boss doesn’t like your fundraising

Fundraising is Beautiful Podcast

It’s one of the most common experiences in fundraising. You’ve created a powerful fundraising message. Then you show it to your boss — and she hates it. We can’t ignore bosses (and board members and other authorities) — and they often dislike our best work. Because it’s not aimed at them!

Here’s how to gently make your case with your boss that whether she likes it or not isn’t relevant — and in fact, her dislike is a pretty good indicator that you’ve done it right! Practical steps that will help you put the good stuff out their and raise more money!


Steven Screen is Co-Founder of The Better Fundraising Company and lead author of its blog. With over 25 years' fundraising experience, he gets energized by helping organizations understand how they can raise more money. He’s a second-generation fundraiser, a past winner of the Direct Mail Package of the Year, and data-driven.

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