A Practical Guide to Staying Sane While Doing Good’ or ‘How I Learned to Accept the Fact That I Have Too Many Things to Do, So Here’s a Framework on Answer the Age Old Questions of ‘What the Hell Do I Do First?’’
For the fundraiser, the volunteer or board member who has to juggle 10,000 different things – all while being responsible for raising money to continue your awesome programs and services – it can be a bit overwhelming. So, let’s learn a few tangible tips and tricks on how to get back doing what you do well: building awesome relationships with supporters and donors, rather than fill your day with “other duties as assigned.”
Instead of a complicated system that that requires too much brain power and not enough actionable items, we’ll build a simple and easy to understand framework to organize your fundraising life.
One thing. Once a day. 5 Days a week. I’ve creatively called it “The 5 Day Fundraising Framework.”
Does this work for folks who are in the major donations and legacy gift world? You bet.
In this session, we’ll help nonprofit leaders get clarity on what is important and simplify your work to make this fundraising job as awesome as it can be.
What you’ll learn:
How to think differently about organizing your time at work
Tricks to planning the highest priority meetings
Doing rather than waiting until perfection
Documenting important donor information
The importance of celebrating with your supporters & team
Reminders on how appreciation is key to donor retention
About our speaker:
Patrick Kirby is the Founder of Do Good Better Consulting, author of the Amazon best seller Fundraise Awesomer! A Practical Guide to Staying Sane While Doing Good, host of The Official Do Good Better Podcast, and a believer that “we’ve always done it this way” is the most dangerous phrase in the English language.
Patrick has spent over 16 years working as a fundraiser in the nonprofit industry, for organizations of all shapes and sizes, most notably as the Senior Director of Development at the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in Minneapolis, MN and the Chief Development Officer at the Anne Carlsen Center, based in Jamestown, ND.
He earned his B.A. in “B.S.” (politics) at Loras College in Dubuque, IA, and is hopelessly addicted to super nerdy Sci-Fi/Fantasy novels and old school Nintendo games. Patrick married out of his league to his wife Shannon, has three ridiculously adorable children named Spencer, Preston and Willow, a giant puppy named Beatrix, and lives in West Fargo, ND.