It Takes Only One-Degree To Take Your Fundraising To The Next Level.
Say you’re reading some philanthropy news and see that a donor gave a whopping seven-figure gift to an organization just like yours. And just for a minute, you feel a little jealous. After all, why couldn’t it have been your organization that received such an amazing gift? Your mission is just as important as theirs. You do life-changing work. A gift like that would make such a difference — to those who depend on you and the community you serve.
But You’re Busy.
So you move on to the tasks at hand. You have thank-you notes to write, phone calls to make, meetings to attend, and you need to touch base with that board member who can really open up a few doors. Later, you’ll be looking at invitation mock-ups for the big fundraising event.
Stop. Wait A Minute. THAT AMAZING GIFT COULD HAVE BEEN YOURS.
The organization receiving that gift earned it through a lot of careful planning and hard work by staff and volunteers. They weren’t satisfied until they achieved that extra degree of excellence that made the difference. Their dedication inspired a donor to fund their mission with an unprecedented gift. It isn’t impossible — I can show you how to move from hot to boiling.
Have No Illusions About The Power Of Money…It Represents Dormitories, Classrooms, Hospitals. It Represents Research Facilities And The Priceless Efforts Of Men And Women Of Creative Skill And Genius.
— Howard C. Baldwin