Friday, August 22, 2008

Fundraising Resource?

I seem to talk to a lot of Executive Directors of nonprofits who claim to enjoy fundraising. Without questioning their integrity, I doubt most of them. I suspect that what they really enjoy is talking about their organization, telling the stories of their team and the people they serve. When it comes to the moment when the actual asking for money part comes along I still suspect they lose a little enthusiasm. That's why there are people who make a better than living as fundraising consultants and trainers.

I just received an invitation to a free local workshop on fundraising from an US based group, Benevon. I can't vouch for them in any way, but I might be interested in checking out the introductory presentation if my schedule allows.

They also have a blog that I'm going to add to my google reader.


Anonymous said...

I can vouch for Benevon (formerly known as Raising More Money). They are a dynomite group led by Teri Axelrod, a very successful fundraiser that has created a great system of fundraising to find life-long donors and get nonprofits to their goal of sustainable funding. We use their philosophy.

chris wignall said...

I must admit that it is a little strange to receive an endorsement from someone who chooses to post anonymously. I'll leave it to others to discern the reliability of such. tkf looks cool though and I'm a sucker for anyone who takes the time to comment so I'm going to take it as a valid affirmation of Benevon