Feeling behind because it’s already February and you haven’t nailed down your entire fundraising plan for the year yet?
Don’t worry! You’re not alone.
During January, while the rest of the world is focused on their fresh, inspired plans for the new year, those of us in annual fundraising are still feverishly wrapping up our year-end campaign, which certainly doesn’t end on December 31st!
There are gifts trickling in that need to be processed, donors to thank, campaign wrap-up emails to write, and stats to calculate — not to mention a well-deserved rest day (or two) to enjoy!
That essentially wipes out January for most of us.
By the time February rolls around, we’re often left feeling that we are already miles behind!
Instead of struggling to jump right back on that hamster wheel, let’s make February (and even March) our time to step back, collect our thoughts, reflect on the past year, and plan for the year ahead.
Here’s how to get started crafting your annual fundraising plan… [Read more…]