Vulnerability means showing up as your whole, real, authentic self. When you open up, it gives others permission to do the same.
This is a great time to make deep connections with your donors – if you’re willing to be appropriately vulnerable.
When you’re feeling discouraged in your work, know that you’re not alone. You’ll get through it.
You can know a donor’s interests and passions as they relate to your organization, but unless you gain their trust and know all of who they are, it’s unlikely you’ll obtain a transformational gift.
Being real with yourself, your donors and your colleagues is an attribute of all great major gift fundraisers. Do some self-reflection. Can you be real?
Sometimes major gifts work can feel isolating. As a major gift officer, you need a safe space to be vulnerable and open up to others in difficult times.