As we reflect on the year, let’s go forward remembering what we learned: we can count on each other. And, when we can count on each other to do the right thing, to make choices that are in the best interests of others, we can accomplish so much more.
But I beg you, when they write my obituary, please be sure says it says I was a philanthropist. Please be sure it includes all my volunteer work, my nonprofit career work, and my everyday acts of kindness. I hope my life can be defined as a giver. For me personally, more important than being rich is being generous.
I’ve been doing some interviewing for full-time jobs in fundraising. I want to be a part of a team again. I want to give my whole effort in affecting change in society. I want to be an even bigger philanthropist.
I chased my dreams and worked hard. I’ve had set backs and challenges, but I persevered. I’ve had a goal since I started my fundraising career in 2005 to obtain my CFRE.
The roots of the industry is founded on the premise that people want to help because they enjoy helping. Humans are hardwired for connection. Celebrating and praising all acts of giving will bring about the change our world needs.
We’re doing charity work! This isn’t competition. This is teamwork. We need to live the mission in order to fulfill the mission!
Philanthropic synergy occurs when an organization identifies a specific project that a donor is most passionate about.
Finding this “sweet spot” makes it easy to ask. It also makes obtaining a donation easy. It is a pleasure for both donor and fundraiser. When mutual interests align, the biggest impact is made to the organization. Philanthropic synergy is the opposite of giving in obligation.
So, if you are a fundraiser in any capacity, be it for a charity walk or of a nonprofit, don’t think you can’t because then you won’t.
Think you can because then you will. Believe and you will achieve.
Right now, I’m busy making the future a better place…I hope I can produce boys who can pass on my legacy of volunteerism and philanthropy. I will teach them. I will train them.
It’s important to remember that you are not selling yourself. None of this money is going to you. In fact, you’re actually giving your time and resources to the charity so you’re really just asking this special someone to join you.
The problem I am having is in reading this article about a wealthy individual challenging the general public to donate to a crowdfunding campaign raising funds for veteran’s charities. Now this in and of itself is wonderful, but the problem is the author is only a potential philanthropist because of an added stipulation of giving if Donald Trump releases his tax returns by October 19. This condition would never be used by professional fundraisers.
Our code of ethics don’t allow us to turn philanthropy into a form of bribery.
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