Saturday, May 5, 2012
It seems like forever since I last wrote a post for this blog. Starting a new job and creating two other blogs have been taking time away from this, my original, blog.
I decided to stop procrastinating and just write. Attending an incredible luncheon this week helped.
I know many fundraisers and people in non-profit development and we are all so busy. Unfortunately some us are too busy to get out and meet people and promote our cause.
I attended the annual Women With Hattitude luncheon this past week as a guest of one of my donors. She suggested I wear a hat and thanks to my production manager at Opera Colorado, Hally, I arrived in style with a hat used in one of our Sideshow opera, Trouble in Tahiti.
My hat was an instant hit and I was able to say Opera Colorado literally hundreds of times.
Not only did I have a blast, I met many people who love opera, many who have never been to an opera, many who have never heard of Opera Colorado, and many who were really excited to have met me.
And all I did was decide I wasn't too busy to accept a kind invitation from a donor to go to a luncheon.
Get out there! Go to a luncheon. Or an after hours. Or a local non-profit event. Talk to folks about your group's mission and why you love fundraising for them.
You'll be glad you did!
Keeping it short this time. Thanks for reading!