It takes only one-degree to take your fundraising to the next level.
Say you’re reading some philanthropy news and see that a donor gave a whopping seven-figure gift to an organization just like yours. And just for a minute, you feel a little jealous. After all, why couldn’t it have been your organization that received such an amazing gift? Your mission is just as important as theirs. You do life-changing work. A gift like that would make such a difference — to those who depend on you and the community you serve.
But you’re busy.
So you move on to the tasks at hand. You have thank-you notes to write, phone calls to make, meetings to attend, and you need to touch base with that board member who can really open up a few doors. Later, you’ll be looking at invitation mock-ups for the big fundraising event.
Stop. Wait a minute. THAT AMAZING GIFT COULD HAVE BEEN YOURS.
The organization receiving that gift earned it through a lot of careful planning and hard work by staff and volunteers. They weren’t satisfied until they achieved that extra degree of excellence that made the difference. Their dedication inspired a donor to fund their mission with an unprecedented gift. It isn’t impossible — I can show you how to move from hot to boiling.