As a fundraising professional, I love what I do. I enjoy building relationships with donors. I like to share stories of the impact of an organization or cause.
Why do I love fundraising so much? Because it is a vehicle for connecting people to people, people to ideas, and people to resources!
I believe my love affair with fundraising is most evident when a gift makes its way into the office. If I am the solicitor or if the gift was unsolicited, I stop everything.
No matter what I’m working on, I ignore the looming deadlines because I have a donor to attend to.
I grab the phone, dial out, and I speak with the donor – just to say thank you.
That’s right. I believe in treating donors well. I believe in making phone calls – not just sending out a standardized recognition letter. I want to provide meaningful thank you experiences.
That is one example of how I profess my love of the fundraising profession. How do you demonstrate your passion for fundraising? Please leave a comment with your response.