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Why Fund-Raising Is Fun


My good friend Joe Breman (who, by the way, has his face plastered on billboards all over Grand Junction, Colorado for his work with St. Mary’s Hospital) sent me this article by Arthur C. Brooks, President of the American Enterprise Institute, which ran in Sunday’s New York Times.

Here’s the article, but here’s my take:

  1. The more you give, the more you get.  Tons of support for this axiom.
  2. Success to Significance.  Drucker’s great line.  Our role as For Impact Leaders and Development/Advancement Professionals is to help people with this move from Success to Significance.
  3. Impact Drives Income.  As always, this is the key to successfully raising money/funding/income.  The greater the IMPACT … the greater the OPPORTUNITY to help people find meaning, happiness, significance.