Strong leadership skills grow through self-awareness and honesty. And this honest awareness goes hand-in-hand with successful fundraising. Do you know why? Successful leadership comes, first, from your relationship with yourself. And, fundraising comes through your relationship with others. In this episode, Marc A. Pitman explains the 4 Quadrants of leadership and speaks about how leaders and fundraisers overcome personal hurdles to become more confident and impactful in their roles. Then, we talk about how to take it a step further and improve relationships with your donors and community members.
Fundraising is not marketing. There is a different approach to both. Do your donors know who you are? Are you speaking about your organization or are you speaking to an actual person in your content? What’s the difference and why does this matter? Listen in and find out just how important this is!
One of the most important aspects of relationships is to be true to yourself and, in the case of fundraising, your mission. This not only builds genuine trust, but this awareness and understanding creates alignment throughout your fundraising system and enables you to understand and interact with your prospects much better.
If your audience clearly understands and identifies with your organization’s mission and vision, interacts with you and trusts you, you’ll find that it’s much easier to develop ways to strengthen your relationship with your community members and create more interest in your campaigns by building up your donor relationships.
But, it all starts with you.
Marc’s expertise and enthusiasm engages audiences around the world and has caught the attention of media organizations as diverse as Al Jazeera, SUCCESS Magazine, and Fox News. Marc’s experience also includes pastoring a Vineyard church, managing a gubernatorial campaign, and teaching internet marketing and fundraising at colleges and universities.
He is the husband to his best friend and the father of three amazing kids. And if you drive by him on the road, he’ll be singing 80’s tunes loud enough to embarrass his family!