I wrote an article for my BHF colleagues about community fundraising and it ended up being nothing about fundraising, and more about how absolutely wonderful fundraisers are. I’m big on #donorlove but it’s important to send out a little fundraiser love too – I wanted to send some your way today.
Fundraising is a wonderful profession and I LOVE that our job makes a difference for others. It allows us to put supporters first, gives us vibrance and variety, and I get to drink tea and have meaningful conversations with inspirational people – win!
It’s a fast-paced, ever changing job. There is always so much going on; you’re out there finding and building relationships, networking, taking on the mega responsibility of caring for and sharing a supporter story, campaigning and being a passionate voice for something you care so much about…there’s a reason there’s the saying, ‘community never sleeps’.
And that’s why today I wanted to remind you that you are important in all of this. You matter, and I applaud and admire everything that you do.
I see you online and in your communities constantly putting yourself out there for others, learning as much as you can so you can do more for the people you work with, and sometimes sacrificing because you want to give someone the best possible experience for choosing your charity – and you just blow me away.
And it ain’t always easy. Please be kind to yourself; celebrate the little things, take time when you need it and always look at the bigger picture; day not gone your way? No worries, you’re still going to nail it this month.
I am proud to be a fundraiser and to work alongside such kind, big-hearted and talented people who are doing amazing things.
Big love to all of you today.
Keep the fundraiser love going on Twitter using #fundraiserlove; tag your fundraiser pals and tell us why you think they’re absolutely mint to brighten up their day.