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Taking stock of your fundraising year

November 25, 2014
by Terry Axelrod
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Though it's not quite over, you've probably been sufficiently lulled into holiday/year-end mode that you're already starting the mental post-game wrap-up.

Maybe it's time to give yourself and your team a well-deserved pat on the back.

One of the key sources of burnout and staff turnover in the nonprofit sector is lack of recognition. True professionals are so well trained to shine the light on the volunteers that they often forget to toot their own horns, even if only in the privacy of the staff lounge.

  1. If you're the boss, I recommend you gather everyone together, once the holidays have subsided, and celebrate the team's accomplishments at your own half-day year-end retreat.

    Start it with a celebration/recognition lunch. Whether it's pizza or a catered meal, have it be a time for staff to let down their hair, relax, and rehash the highlights of the year.
     

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Terry Axelrod

CEO, Benevon

Terry Axelrod

@terryaxelrod

www.benevon.com

Terry Axelrod is founder and CEO of Benevon. She has more than thirty years of experience in the...