When we pay attention to what's happening around us, we realize that each of us is a part of some larger thing, an awakening of the human spirit that’s happening simultaneously on every continent. And as more of us awaken both to the grave risks we face on earth and the power we hold within us to respond, many more people are choosing to do work that heals the planet and our relationships to it and to one another.
Increasingly, this work is being done through corporations that are stepping into greater responsibility for the environmental and social impact of their products. Much of it is being done by entrepreneurs creating new ways for us to work, and by educators and health practitioners helping us live more satisfying lives.
And a tremendous amount of this work is being done within the non-profit sector. Brilliant, gutsy individuals are leading organizations that respond to our most persistent and corrosive problems — poverty, hunger, economic injustice, the devastation of ecosystems, and much more. It’s powerful work being done by a growing number of leaders on behalf of all of us who are living now and who are yet to be born.
Don't let money get in the way of your mission.
I've met only a few people who really love to raise money. For many, it's a necessary evil, something that just has to be done — and in an increasingly competitive environment, too.
But when you get past the fear and trepidation, you see that fundraising is simply another form of storytelling. It's an expression of your mission, vision, and values, and when it's done well it's an invitation to others to put their own values into practice.
I've helped non-profit organizations raise millions of dollars, and I'd love to turn your organization's potential into reality. Depending on your needs, I can:
- Audit your current fundraising program.
- Develop an effective fundraising plan that expresses the heart and soul of your organization.
- Provide coaching to your staff and board.
- Help you prepare for and conduct a successful capital campaign.
Let's talk about your goals.
If you are trying to change the world with your non-profit or start-up business and don't have the funds you need to do the job, contact me and we'll talk about how we might work together.
I more than doubled annual fundraising revenue at The Food Bank of Western Mass, and led a $5 million capital campaign for facility expansion.
At the Sustainable Food Lab, I was lead author of a successful $5 million proposal to the Gates Foundation for work with small farmers in sub-Saharan Africa.