Pssst. Hey, do-gooder.
Yeah, you. I’ve got a secret to share with you…
Fundraising isn’t always peachy smiles + super-sized donations that lead to happy dancing + seal clapping. Admitted. BUT…it doesn’t have to feel like such hard, heart-heavy work either.
I know right now you’re probably busy busting out appeal letters & wordsmithing email campaigns to 8,000+ strangers you gotta impress…
Biting your nails over ebbing donor gifts + shrinking pledges, especially after your board members just set the most unrealistic fundraising goals evah…
Not to mention, another one of your most loyal donors just bit the dust. Womp womp…
You confess: Your heart is bustin’ at the seams with love for your job (most days). But other days…over-giver-itis gets the best of you. Leaving you feeling frustrated, discouraged, overwhelmed + a wee bit cray cray.
Believe me, I’ve been there. MANY times. And when you start second-guessing your fundraising smarts + power to make a difference, I say the rest of the world is in serious trouble.
I can’t just stand by & let that happen. (Hold on a sec while I break out my pom poms for this next part.)
Hey there! I’m Shanon Doolittle. And as your very own High-Fiving Fundraising Coach, I’m here to pep talk you outta your own head, trigger light bulb sparkage so you can start do-gooding again STAT & inspire you to bring your personality + pizzaz to the fundraising party.
My mission? Simple. To help you achieve yours.
I want to do good in a world where:
…heartfelt “thank yous” come before “will yous?” (bonus points for handwritten snail mail)
…we’re treating our donors like the precious manna from heaven that they are, instead of eyeballing their wallets until things get awkward & they leave.
…our groovy personalities help us stand out from the sea of sameness + beam us up to champagne-poppin’ success.
…charitable causes are story-driven + mission-focused, not donation-driven + number-focused.
…we’re actually asking our donors who they are, what they want + how they’d like to contribute, so we can echo back how much they matter to the cause.
…we’re showering our donors with surprise + delight, instead of harassing them with the same ol’ blah scripts + stale emails that are dripping with desperation.
And guess what? I want you right there with me.