I wrote earlier about how every fundraiser needs Grit, Grace and Gratitude. Today I’m diving into the attribute of grace. If you’ve been a fundraiser for any length of time, you know there are times when you need grace. It might be grace under pressure (“Don’t...read more
I keep this little poster framed in my office – I believe "Grit, Grace & Gratitude" perfectly sum up what it takes to be a great fundraiser – it’s why I pin it to my Twitter bio. The term “grit” isn’t new, but it received a lot of press when Angela Duckworth...read more
By Beth Ann Locke and Jen Love. This was first posted on SOFII.org on March 22, 2017. What a great discussion to champion, thank you, SOFII! These most certainly are conversations we have amongst ourselves – as women, as fundraisers, as mothers and partners, mentors...read more
Yes, you read that right. On International Women's Day, AFP asked, "Why are there so few male fundraisers?" Wednesday March 8 was International Women’s Day. The world-wide day recognizing the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women and calling...read more
Now is the time for you and I to be open-hearted. The U.S. election happened. Maybe you were angry before. Maybe you are angry now. In the wake of the election, I’ve noticed no shortage of finger pointing, hand wringing and “you people” vitriol. Now is the moment to...read more
At times, you only understand how good a thing is when you look back on it. Such is the case with the boss in my very first job - Cliff Sanderlin. My first fundraising job was at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, Washington. What a great mission, what great...read more
I love being a fundraiser and I always say that, for me, fundraising isn't a job but a calling. So I got excited listening to Shankar Vedantam's recent podcast, "How to Build a Better Job," where he interviewed Amy Wrzesniewski, Ph.D., Professor of Organizational...read more
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