You might not even be the only member of the fundraising staff—but—you’re all alone. Whether you’re a fundraiser or executive director, you’re running a fundraising program without the support and benefit of a team of other staff and board members.
This is never a good situation—even if you can still raise money. It won’t be anywhere close to what you could do with everyone in the organization pulling in the same direction.
Here a couple of suggestions that will help you build your team beyond you.
- Identify one or two like-minded staff members or board members. See your board and staff as individuals not a group. Conversion is one at a time.
- If you’ve got the lone wolf fundraiser or executive, ask yourself “Why?” Once you’ve answered this question, creating a successful strategy to engage your lone wolf is doable.
We show you how to navigate these and other situations in our on-demand fundraising training, The Oracle League. We give you step by step. With the monthly live coaching calls, we can get as granular as you need.