December 8, 2022
Last week my message to you was focused on giving; this week I’m more interested in the other “g” of the season – gratitude.
This issue of Charity eNews profiles a resource created by AFP Canada called Fundraising is Awesome! As we often discuss, working as a fundraiser in the nonprofit sector comes with a unique set of challenges. Yet, it is a career that allows you to connect to your core values while facilitating a critical part of the philanthropic process. Fundraisers are the link between people and the causes they care about. They help Canadians support their neighbours and their community. Thank you for all that you do and for the blood, sweat and tears you shed in the process.
And, for those at the helm of the more than 170,000 nonprofits and charities that make up Canada’s nonprofit sector; take a moment to read this week’s message from Sheree Allison. Half poem, half missive, it reminds us to take a moment to appreciate all who serve and support our cause(s). As Sheree says,
“…Imagine a world where you thank everyone
Acknowledgment is your claim to fame
Your supporters could be known and seen and heard
And you could stop playing the year-end game…”
Until next time,