When it comes to personality type, you might assume that extroverts make the best fundraisers. But that’s not what the research suggests.
When you set clear expectations and provide a structure around your donor conversations, it makes space for deeper connections.
If you’re trying to make something happen and it just won’t, try to approach fundraising as an artist would when they’re blocked.
No matter how good you are at the art of fundraising, you won’t be successful if you don’t also apply the science of fundraising.
In a donor meeting, your role is two-fold: you are their partner, and you are also a facilitator to keep the meeting on-track.
Start a conversation with your internal partners to build trust within your organization and find more opportunities for collaboration.
Before you approach a sensitive topic with a colleague, follow this checklist to prepare for an honest and courageous conversation.
To have courageous conversations, you must tune into your body and manage your own reactions as you work toward a collaborative solution.
Leaders with emotional intelligence are better equipped to manage their own feelings as well as the needs of others on their team.
When you learn to identify your emotions and build emotional awareness, you’ll grow your intuition and confidence in maneuvering life.