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Greg Warner is CEO and Founder of MarketSmart, a revolutionary marketing software and services firm that helps nonprofits raise more for less. In 2012 Greg coined the phrase “Engagement Fundraising” to encapsulate his breakthrough fundraising formula for achieving extraordinary results. Using their own innovative strategies and technologies, MarketSmart helps fundraisers around the world zero in on the donors most ready to support their organizations and institutions with major and legacy gifts.

Major Gift Motivator

Sample of MajorGiftMotivator tile (sent out every Tuesday)

Being a fundraiser is a darn tough job!
In January of 2013 the Chronicle of Philanthropy reported that “One in three executives is at best lukewarm about the person now holding the top development job.”
They continued by providing the following bullet-points. This data is based on findings from a national survey which gathered data from more than 2,700 development directors and charity heads who work at organizations of different sizes and missions: Tweet This

  • Half of the chief fundraisers plan to leave their jobs within two years or less. Forty percent are thinking about leaving fundraising entirely.
  • More than half of the executive directors reported that they can’t find well-qualified people to run their fundraising staffs.
  • At many nonprofits, the position of development director has been vacant for months—or even years.

All of this led me to develop a little widget that sends out motivational quotes to thousands of fundraisers around the world (over 3,000 so far). If you aren’t receiving them, you can subscribe/opt-in here.
I’ve noticed that people have been “liking” and sharing the motivational tiles each week on social media. I hope you’ll do the same.
Also, if you have any friends or colleagues who might benefit from a once-a-week pick-me-up, please let ’em know that they can sign-up right here, or simply share this post! 

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