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Dec 3, 2014

The Waiting Game of December

The-Waiting-GameHere it is December again. I remember being a kid and counting down the days until Christmas Day. Waiting. Being impatient. Hoping the Christmas would be all that I dreamed it could be.

Being in fundraising perpetuates these feelings.

Working since March on year-end strategies for fundraising, all my front-end work is done. Now, its just the execution and counting the money.
Fundraising appeals and donor newsletters litter mailboxes across the country. And your email in-box will be overflowing with year-end requests.

These next four weeks will determine the mood for the rest of the fiscal year. A good December means our analyses in the first quarter will be peppered with smiles. A poor December always creates a panic and we will be desperately chasing the budget for the rest of the year.

Let’s hope for a great December for your cause.

But we will have to wait and see.

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