Like you, I LOVE working in the nonprofit sector. It gives my life meaning and inspires me every day to be my best self. I especially love all of my fellow fundraising professionals, because we are such a happy, positive and robust crowd.
But then, there are days. When our board members say, “I give of my time. Why should I give money?”
When our bosses say, “I know you saw ten donors this week, but how many checks did you bring back?”
When our coworkers say, “I’m not sharing any client stories, its exploitative.”
When our donors say, “No.”
But you still have to take the high road. Carry the torch. Inspire the next volunteer or donor. Speak to Rotary or present to Angel Charity. How do you keep your spirits up?
Habitat for Humanity
“Proud”, Heather Small
Children’s Museum Tucson
“Don’t Look Back”, Fine Young Cannibals
“My Shot”, Cast of Hamilton
(it changes weekly!)
“Carry On”, Fun