Tip #10: Be Committed to Upskilling

Kindly provided by Kerri Tilby-Price from Exult (helping non-profits grow).

No matter how old you are or how experienced you are at fundraising, you can always learn something new. The fundraising landscape is forever changing, and new generations of givers respond in different ways. As such, it is essential that you keep up-to-date with fundraising trends and ideas, so that your methods and techniques don’t become ineffective.

Upskilling doesn’t have to be expensive, but it will require a conscious investment of time and focus. Successful fundraisers are constantly reading books and articles, attending workshops and conferences, and networking with other fundraisers. They not only keep informed about general fundraising trends, they spend time developing the specific skills required for their role.

If you’re not sure what workshops to attend, your fundraising plan will help you identify the skills you need to focus on first. Check out www.exult.co.nz for workshops and articles that may be relevant to your needs. Raising more funds is about working smarter, not harder.

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