Congratulations to Sepp Kuss, the first American to win a cycling grand tour in 10 years. Sepp (in the middle of the photo) won the 3-week bicycle race La Vuelta a España due to his incredible talent of riding uphill really fast and the help of his Jumbo Visma teammates Jonas Vingegaard (left, who won the Tour de France this year) and Primoz Roglic (right, who won the Giro d’Italia this year). Talk about Talent & Teamwork, what a fantastic podium.
Quick tangent, why do cyclists have such unusual names?
Anyway, success in fundraising is not that different than success in cycling. While cycling looks like an individual sport, it’s really a team sport. No one can win a grand tour on their own effort alone. A winning rider needs the dedication of a team around her or him. Fundraising is the same. Without a talented team dedicated to the success of the organization, fundraising will fail.
While tools like a good CRM are important to have, successful fundraising is first and foremost about a talented group of people who work as a team.