You are what you think; So just think big..

“You are what you think; So just think big, believe big, act big…”   the words of Andrew Carnegie, the Scottish American industrialist and philanthropist. Dale Carnegie “you can make more friends in two months…” originally spelt his name Carnegey. He changed the spelling maybe because he admired the western world’s most revered philanthropist. The quotes of these two men conclude …

Two ears, two eyes, one mouth…..

Two ears, two eyes, one mouth; these are important ratios for fundraisers. In percentage terms that’s 40% , 40%, 20%. We would do well to remember these are figures. In short, spend about 80% of the time listening and observing. Fundraisers should develop the discipline as second nature, because it will make the talking time so much more productive. It’s not …

You can make more friends in two months…

You can make more friends in two months… Dale Carnegie said “You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you will in two years trying to get other people interested in you”. Making friends is essential to fundraising success. To make friends and influence people you have to discover what interests them. Fundraisers are …

Fundraiser 0: Rejections 6: That was it! …

Fundraiser 0: Rejections 6: That was it! One more refusal and I might find myself arrested for physical assault!  I didn’t think that would help the charity’s cause much. More of that later. These blogs cover the fundraising journey from campaign development to when the money flows in. It’s a collection of experiences highlighting what I found works and doesn’t. …