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Everyone Is an Ambassador for Fund Development
January 6, 2020
Money carries our intention. If we use it with integrity, then it carries integrity forward. Know the flow—take responsibility for the way your money moves in the world.
-Lynne Twist, The Soul of Money: Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Life

“Fund development is seldom a favorite management activity in an early childhood program,” writes Roberta Bergman in her book, Not Just Small Change“Many people aren’t comfortable asking others for money. Staff members are too busy; volunteers may not be willing to take it on. So it’s often nobody’s assigned job. In reality it’s everyone’s job.

Specific individuals may be responsible for a particular fundraising activity, but everybody on your staff and on your board has an important role to play in securing community support for your mutual work. That role starts with everybody in the organization  being an ambassador for your program. They have to be well informed: What does the program do? Why is the program needed Why does it need additional money? How will the money be used?  -- and they need to spread the word to their families, friends, neighbors, and business associates.

In the book, Managing Money (an Art of Leadership book), Patricia Scallan Berl has this to say about fund development for early childhood programs:

“Before outlining your center’s fundraising strategy, define the organization’s mission and programs, identify funding goals, allocate available financial and human resources, select an approach, plan well, start early, and think positively.

Ask and ye shall receive.”

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