Successful Fundraising Mindset – Part 5

Congruency Continued:

In relation to Self-worth and Asking and Receiving Fundraising Donations

By Terri Nicholson, (B.Nat, B.Dip.Bdy.Psych), Fundraising Expert and Author of “Fundraising Letter Secrets – Letter-Writing for Effective Fundraising & the Mindset to Succeed” 2010.

As part of this Successful Fundraising Mindset series of posts, it is important to know how our own sense of self-worth affects our fundraising efforts.

Ask yourself these questions: How strong is your sense of self-worth? Do you feel worthy of people giving to you and your cause? In what ways do you feel personally worthy? What is it about you and/or your project that is worthy of people’s support? In what ways do you feel unworthy? Getting these thoughts out can help clear your vision for the reasons why you are worthy.

Your sense of self worth will extend into your level of comfort about asking for and receiving donations.

So, how do you feel about asking people to help by giving donations to you? How does it feel when you imagine lots of checks coming in the mail, or lots of money being deposited in your fundraising account, with messages of gratitude from the donors for the chance to be part of something so wonderful?

Can you really imagine letting it in, letting yourself receive such financial support? For some people it is an easy natural thing. For others it is difficult and very challenging.

All of this will be affecting your fundraising results!

For more in depth information and guidance on how to achieve a Successful Fundraising Mindset that helps you get the results you want from your Fundraising… stay tuned to this blog, or go to to check out Terri Nicholson’s eBook.

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