Nonprofit Fundraising

Fundraising Tip — Your Daily List

Dan Hanley
2 min readMar 9, 2023

I have changed my mind in regards to lists, and find them super beneficial in keeping me focused and celebratory throughout the week.

One more thing checked off on his list. Photo credit: Author

I know what you may be thinking.

You have no time for lists.

I used to think the same way.

These days, every day begins with a list.

At the end of the day prior, before I stop work for the day, I create a list for the next day.

It’s a simple list, one that includes one bigger project or piece of work, and a few smaller projects. It also includes any contacts I want to make for the day, including emails.

The projects can be ongoing.

When I start my day, I check my list. Throughout the day I refer to it, and keep focused on the larger project for the day. For me that typically involves preparing for an upcoming meeting, writing for an e-appeal or some other fundraising piece for a client, or campaign work for a client.



Dan Hanley

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