When money is valued over relationships, it is a dark and depressing time for us. We know that some very good MGOs and some very good donors will be forced to live in superficiality and shallowness. That is not good for anyone. And it certainly is not good for the economic well-being of the non-profit.
Major Gift Officers are coming up against an avalanche of non-profit leaders who are putting extreme pressure on their staff to seek out transactional gifts and forego building relationships with donors. I know you feel the pressure, but do not allow non-profit leaders who don’t understand what major gifts is all about to change how you are doing your good work.