- Sun, July 27 2008
- Filed under: Fun stuff
I’m on vacation as of today! I’ll be back blogging next week.
As I go out the door, I thought I’d share my answers to some questions posed to me by Fundraising Success:
Heroes/role models: “Great journalists like Edward R. Murrow and Eric Sevareid, and determined change-makers like Michelle Rhee (chancellor of the District of Columbia Public Schools system).”
Favorite quote: “[Nike’s] ‘Just Do It.’ It’s one of the best-ever marketing slogans and a good life philosophy. I feel that life is too short for complaining, making excuses or dillydallying when there are important ways to make a difference right now.”
Best advice you’ve ever received: “Listen. Try to listen attentively to everyone. It makes all the difference in life, relationships and even marketing.”
How do you see social networking working for nonprofit organizations and their fundraising efforts: “Social networking is simply the phenomenon of people online connecting to others. So think of your social-media strategy not as a tool set, but rather a conduit to living beings who want to engage. If you are in a position to do that as an organization, then it is worth your time to experiment. If you’re not doing that now in your conventional outreach, then think twice. You need a genuine urge and ability to start a conversation with supporters in order to succeed.”
Best advice you can give fundraisers: “Think of the donor’s interests above your needs. It transforms your relationship with your supporters.”
Have a great week!