Learn the Rules, Then Break Them | Tip of the Morning to You

Jul 16, 2020

Welcome to “Tip of the Morning to You!” If you’re on Step 1 (I Can Do This!) of a Fundraiser’s Learning and Action Journey, you’re enthusiastic and have some experience working or volunteering in the sector. While you bring a lot of skills to the job, there are a lot of things you’re not familiar with or aware of: about the job, about the sector and about the profession. But you’re keen to learn.

Tip #2: LEARN the rules so you can be strategic and confident about breaking them. There is so much to learn. Fundraising is full of many disciplines that you have to bring together to craft a comprehensive fundraising plan. But learn the basics and once you have some mastery, you can begin to experiment and break the rules. 

There are lots of ways to learn: go to conferences, take courses (check out FundraisingLab.ca), join Spark, read books and blogs, listen to podcasts, implement new initiatives at work (nothing teaches you how to do something than actually doing it).

Want to see the entire Learning and Action Journey and a bunch of my tips? Check out here



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