There’s a lot of talk about time management, but research shows that when you focus on your energy levels first, you’ll get more done.
Have you let new tasks and responsibilities creep onto your plate, pulling you away from the important work you should be doing?
Who gets credit for a planned gift, when two staff members are involved?
When reporting your fundraising results, do tell your stories – but first make sure you have all your metrics.
Everything worth doing in major gifts fundraising should have a measure to evaluate it by. We love metrics, because they are the beginning of discovering how an MGO can improve – and be proven a success.
A major gift officer can have a long list of credentials (schools attended, diplomas, certifications, etc.) and be a total failure at actually doing major gifts. What do you need to succeed?