Watching the pizza expand and bubble with the imposed heat, I quickly realized that I would be right back in the kitchen in just few hours repeating the same procedure to relieve this persistent urge. My conclusion, eating is an unsustainable action to alleviate hunger. Brilliant huh?
I would propose that rather than running to the finish line only to see another starting line in its place that we work smarter not harder by instituting an endowment program that will supplement your current fundraising. The implementation of one such program can be accomplished simply by allotting a small percentage of staff time that would pay multiple dividends in your fundraising programs and avoid diminishing current donor activity.
Endowment development will provide struggling agencies the capacity to raise the level of certain donor participation, allocate funds annually, provide the ability to devise more accurate budgeting and create a sustainable future. The Endowment Development Institute is positioned to aid you in attaining these features through on-line training.
When planning your next project and how to fund it, consider if you are microwaving your pizza or are you using a brick oven that continually cooks pizza daily for your culinary pleasure.
We'd like to thank Chad Clark of C.A.C. Consulting for providing this week's Tip of the Week. For more nonprofit administration and management tips, as well as nonprofit funding and endowment development, subscribe to Endowment Development Institute's Newsletter here.