One of the best observations for successful fund raising is to acknowledge that donors give when they have a hand in creating solutions. It sounds like a problem because organizations know what they can and can't do, and what they need support to carry out. So the idea of engaging prospects in defining the solutions is unimaginable. How can we possibly lead prospects to think they can create solutions?
Regardless of the nature of your organization, and some will have a more open approach to building assets that invites donor engagement, you can at least learn to talk with prospects about their thoughts about what might work. Inviting participation in thinking about solutions is possible for everybody. And who knows, you may find some good ideas from your supporters.
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