Nonprofit Fundraising

Fundraising Tip — Desperation Fundraising

Hint: Don’t do it.

Dan Hanley
2 min readMar 28, 2023

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I’m sure there is an official term for this. Desperation fundraising is just my term. It means that a fundraiser is often up against a wall, constantly getting calls or drop-ins from the ED or finance person (or worse yet, board members!) about how much needs to be raised RIGHT NOW!

Don’t do it. Don’t buy into.

Instead, create a plan.

Do you have a budget? I don’t mean the agency’s budget. I mean your personal or team budget for development or fundraising.

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Dan Hanley

I write about nonprofits, fundraising, recruiting, self-care. Human rights, domestic violence, borders, and refugee focused. Sober. Vegan. https://altrui.org/