You know what makes fundraisers great?
Yes, listening skills. Yes, storytelling skills. Yes, passion, compassion, empathy, persistence, etc., etc., etc.
You know what else?
Sleep. And vacations.
I’m actually writing this post on Monday, May 23rd on the Victoria Day holiday in Canada. I’m sitting in my fluffy housecoat with a cup of coffee in one of my favourite mugs. I’m thinking about how in 9 days – when you’re be reading this post – I’ll be in the English countryside with my partner on a much-anticipated – and much-needed – holiday.
I will not be writing this post. I will not be queueing up the email I send to all subscribers to my list. I’m doing that all in advance so I can take a break from my work – fun as it may be – for a little Maeve time.
So what post do I have for you today? Well, I love my blog, and I’m so glad you do, too, but if I’m taking a holiday, I’m going to redirect your attention to some other awesome fundraising blogs out there.
Disclaimer: This is not an exhaustive list. I’ve done no research to compile it. It is no doubt missing some of my favourites, and others deserving to be on the list.
That said, PLEASE reply in the comments with your favourite blogs, and maybe one day I will write an exhaustive list.
Anyway – enjoy them, and make sure you book some [insert your name here] time for yourself, too!
Change Fundraising (Simon Scriver)
Fundraiser Grrl (Rory Green)
Queer Ideas (Mark Phillips)
The Little Words Mean the Most (Tom Ahern)
Written by Maeve Strathy
Maeve is the Founder of What Gives Philanthropy and has been working in fundraising for over nine years. Click here to learn more about Maeve.