An unrelenting persistence. It is a key element. George Sand was no fundraiser. But in one of her famous letters, she wrote quite a remarkable definition of success appropriate to our field: “ . . . Simple taste, a certain degree of courage, self-denial to a point, and love of work. And most important, determination [&
You are passionate about your work and your organization. And it shows. In one of his speeches, Will Rogers said: “If you want to be successful, it’s pretty simple. There are only four things to keep in mind. It’s really that easy.
Our Partner, Jay Frost, writes in his weekly Fundraising Digest: “Not long ago, I met with a terrific young fundraiser at a major university. She was having a problem with her phone. And it wasn’t mechanical.” “I have no trouble meeting with people,” she said. “But I just freeze when I
This story comes to me from Jim Miller. He is Vice President of Children’s Hospital of Central California. It’s an excellent illustration for all of us in the field. You don’t always know or recognize the impact you make on a person’s life. It is well to remember that you are in the business of [&hellip