Seven Fundraising Misconceptions Holding Back Your Organization

N/A | August 30, 2019

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Many nonprofit CEOs and board members bring their own personal misconceptions about fundraising when they walk in the door of a nonprofit. Some think fundraising is snarky – like begging. Or “hitting people up.” Others think raising money is so easy, like snapping your fingers and funding will fall from the sky. They have no idea the challenges that frontline fundraisers face. The problem is, the people with misconceptions about fundraising are often are making decisions about how much to invest in fundraising, and which strategies to undertake. They also hire and evaluate fundraising staff. These leaders set fundraising goals backed up with no plan, no strategy or hiring/training program.

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