You should. International crowdblog on fundraising.
Check out Matthew Sherrington’s “12 insights from the crystal ball: Get your fundraising ready for the future.”
Share with your boss and your board.
I responded by saying that I particularly #6, #9, and #11. That was my feeling yesterday when I read the blog. Of course, I actually like them all.
But #6, #9, and #11 are particularly special to me. Because fundraising is not that icky thing shoved off into a corner… Fundraising is not a means to our organization’s so very important end. Fundraising – and the philanthropy it generates – is meaningful and special and essential in its own right. Fundraising – the resulting philanthropy – represent the donor’s aspirations. Your NGO is a means to fulfill that donor’s aspirations.
So read. Share. Think. And fix your organization!!
By the way, check out Monsieur Sherrington’s twitter feed… Sharing cool historical facts.