When You Are Looking For a Partner, You Have To Decide What Type of Relationship You Want
You just want to get a sense of what’s out there and meet a number of people with different interests and personalities.
Something, many of your parents may have suggested, if they felt you were getting too serious, too soon!
This testing of the waters, helps you to understand what you are looking for, and what potential partners are looking for, in a relationship.
It’s exciting. Sparks fly. Adrenaline is high, but for the most part, dating is a hit-and-miss endeavor.
When You Set Your Mind on Pursuing a Life Partner, It’s a Game Changer
It’s going to take a lot of hard work and it’s not always going to be fun!
The Same is True When You’re Working With Donors
Acquiring new donors, writing grants for the current year, securing sponsors for your events, etc., is like dating. Although necessary, in and of itself, it is not sustainable for the long-term.
If you want stability, it’s going to take a lot of hard work and it’s not always going to be fun.
Building strong relationships with your donors requires good Stewardship. Things like:
- finding out what they’re passionate about
- addressing their concerns and questions
- commitment and responsibility
- admitting when you make a mistake
What are you doing to strengthen your donor relationships?
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