Being thankful!


This Thanksgiving holiday season I am grateful to all of you who subscribe to this blog.

When I first started writing it a number of months ago, I set a goal of reaching 100 subscribers by the end of 2011. I am thrilled to inform you that our little online community currently sits at 124 and counting. The next goal is to figure out how to expand our little non-profit online community to 300 subscribers by the end of 2012.

As is the case with your special events and annual campaign fundraisers, you don’t increase the number of donors by hoping more new prospects spontaneously show up at your door with checks in hand. Hope is never a strategy!

So, I am asking for your help this holiday season. If you know of someone who works or volunteers for a non-profit organization and is committed to life-long learning, please forward a copy of one of my blog posts along to them and encourage them to subscribe. As you know, it is FREE and can be done by simplying typing an email address into the subscriptions widget in the upper right corner of my blog. After doing that, they need to verify they did it by clicking the link that is emailed to them by WordPress.

As you know, I write this blog because I believe in my heart we can all learn from each other. So, it stands to reason that the more people who join our little online community, the more collective knowledge we’ll have access to, which means we can increase our learning capacity exponentially.

Please know that I am thankful for your willingness to engage in a discussion about donors, fundraising, resource development and non-profits in general. Thank you! Enjoy the turkey today. And as always, here is to your health!

Erik Anderson
Founder & President, The Healthy Non-Profit LLC
www.thehealthynonprofit.com
erik@thehealthynonprofit.com
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About DonorDreams

Erik got his start working in the non-profit field immediately upon graduation with his masters degree in 1994. His non-profit management and fundraising experience numbers nearly 20 years. His teachable point of view around resource development is influenced by the work of Penelope Burk and those professionals subscribing to a "donor centered" paradigm. Donors have dreams and it is our responsibility to be dream-makers because donors are not ATMs.

Posted on November 24, 2011, in nonprofit and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Just catching up on this weeks reading . . . wanted to stop by and say congrats on surpassing your subscription goal! Looking forward to more successes in 2012 and beyond!

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