There’s a right and effective way to do major gifts, and that’s true in two different ways.
If donors are part of your mission, your budget will reflect an investment in infrastructure that serves their needs and fulfills their passions and interests.
We in the non-profit world have a tough time with taking our work too personally. This work you do every day requires that you hold on, but not too tightly. To take it seriously, but not too personally. To do hard things, but to do it with joy.