Status Quo Is an Abomination
The term is not in the vocabulary of the great fundraisers. It’s repugnant. Repulsive.
The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world . . . are the ones who do.
For most I visited with, they are Change Agents. They want to see things happen. The great ones understand that if they have always done it that way, it is probably wrong today.
They understand that if you are still doing today what you did yesterday, the parade has likely already passed you by. Most of the great ones think in the future tense.
They also understand that one of the major motivating factors for a person who makes a gift is that there is the desire to create change. The donor wants to see things happen. It is important that they feel that through their gift, there can be consequential results. Donors and great fundraisers like the impact of the POW. Coupling a fundraiser with this attribute with a donor who wishes to make change solemnizes the wedding.