If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably experienced a huge range of emotions over the past week.
Some of them feel pretty painful.
Fear. Anxiety. Frustration. Anger.
But when I took a few deep breaths, and started paying closer attention, you know what I found tucked in there too?
Hope. Pride. Determination. Gratitude. Love.
If you feel at all uncertain about how to move forward right now, just remember this - no matter what your mission, you have an important role to play in helping give your donors what we are all most urgently seeking right now:
Meaning. Community. Connection. The chance to help when we all feel so helpless. The opportunity to make a difference.
Your donors are waiting. Don’t let them down.
Emma Lewzey, CFRE is an award-winning fundraising expert
with 20+ years experience raising millions of dollars across the arts, education, health and human services sectors. If you want to raise more 5, 6 and even 7-figure donations your non-profit, you can download Emma’s free Blueprint for Major Gift Success, and learn the 4 crucial steps to raising big gifts (at any size shop!)