The ways, means, and methods you can fundraise in 2019 are endless, aren’t they?
We have it all.
The campaigns and peer activism are creative and never-ending: give-your-birthday, Mother’s day, grow a beard, have a garage sale, bake sale, run a really long distance, create art and give proceeds, host a dinner party, host an “un-event” where nobody comes, organize a board-game night, plan a casino night, 3-on-3 basketball tournaments, and eating contests (oh my!)...and then we must not forget the ice-bucket challenge.
I talk to people every week who are struggling to raise funds and feel frustrated at their lack of progress. I often ask them to tell me about their activities surrounding their mid-level or major-level portfolio. I ask, “How do you plan and approach a donor to actively solicit them?” Crickets.