A fundraising program or project must be pursued with inspiration by the fundraiser. It is important to note that as significant as it is, inspiration alone provides only passion and spirit to a program. But without unyielding action, it is lifeless.
Goethe wrote: “Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to drop back. The moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves, too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred.” Your commitment to the institution must be unshakable. That doesn’t mean without quest
The courage to dare, to step out—that’s what wins the contest and gets the gift. The great fundraisers are infused with boldness and courage. An awesome audacity. There must be the willingness to brave the unexplored—and to attempt the unthinkable. The challenge!