Major gift fundraising is about relationships, conversations and opportunities.
Here are five reasons to enjoy it:
1) Stimulating conversations with people who share your interest/passion.
2) Knowledge that the conversation itself brings the donor closer to the organization and has a positive ripple effect—independent of the financial outcome (but you do have to ask).
3) You are presenting the donor with a gift: The opportunity to have a high-impact, feel-good experience.
4) It’s cost-effective.
5) You have significant control over achieving an annual goal: The more donors with whom you speak, the more money you will raise.