Those of you who are working with us on your year-end fundraising know that your jobs will largely be done by next week (if they're not done already). All those snail mail letters, email campaigns, social media, beautifully unified without you having to lift a finger except to say yea or nay. Which means you get to focus on the holidays, and personal conversations with the people who matter most to you (including your biggest donors), rather than on stressing out. It's been such a pleasure working with you to tell the story of your year.
What we've been up to:
It was a pleasure to attend the John Jay Institute's 10th anniversary gala earlier this month, and sit in the audience with (it turned out) three other clients! We love watching our clients thrive.
In addition to welcoming numerous new clients (I've introduced a few below), I and a few friends have been working on a technology solution to make your lives easier. We got tired of your CRMs either requiring a Ph.D. or not having all the features nonprofits need, and we got tired of you having to work so hard just to tease out important information about your donors. So we're building a tool that will bring that info straight to you, with no fuss and no work. More to follow in the new year!
One last challenge for you this year
Given your goals for next year, what do you wish you could achieve that you think isn't possible right now? What is just barely out of your reach? Think about it. Then talk to me about it. It never hurts to inquire!