You are not alone and why I had to say this in my first post.Mar 08, 2022
If you wake up wondering if you are doing it right. You are not alone.
If your ED, CEO, VP doesn't understand what you do. You are not alone.
If your Board is more work than it is worth. You are not alone.
I know what it feels like to shoulder the role of "fundraiser". I know what it means to make it up as you go and to have looked for better ways to raise money. I know what it means to miss hitting your goals. Then one day I found a coach. Someone who had my back. Who showed me a better way and, gave me a craft. That day everything changed for me. Because for the first time I didn't feel alone.
Major Gifts is hard work. But show me another way for a non-profit to thrive and sustainably grow without securing major gifts. That is why we are building Major Gifts Made Simple.
My promise to you. To keep it SIMPLE. Make it worthwhile. And, to remind you that YOU can do this! That you are NOT ALONE. This work is not easy and with the right tools, methods, and systems you can raise the money you need to change the world. But, only if you believe in yourself.
Have you ever seen the Disney movie Ratatouille? Well, my kids love it (me too) so I have seen it a lot. There is a line in the movie that matters here "Anyone can cook." Having been in the fundraising world for 30 years, raised over $160M, and coached hundreds of organizations and people just like you...here is what I know.
Anyone can raise Major Gifts
What most people can't do is afford $10,000 for a consultant or $1,500 for a two-day training. And, I am telling you...YOU can raise major gifts. All you need is a guide.
You are an Executive Director with no staff and a board that struggles to raise money...I know what you need.
You are a parent raising money for your kid's school...I know how to help
You are the Vice President for Advancement at a major university...I know what matters most.
You can do this! You can raise the money you need to make the world a better place.
Here at Major Gifts Made Simple we are building the online courses, templates, and tools so that you can raise more money, raise it faster, and have a lot more fun along the way. And, to make sure you don't feel alone. Your work matters.
Today I will leave you with a message someone once shared with me:
Believe in your Cause
Believe in your Purpose
Believe in your SELF.....then others will.
Thank you for what you do. It matters!
Founder - Major Gifts Made Simple