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  • Writer's pictureRebecca J Diamond

Take your passion and make it happen! (Sound familiar ?)

In the world of fundraising, passion is the secret sauce that can turn a hesitant donor into a committed supporter. As the CEO of the Rebecca Diamond Fundraising, I've witnessed firsthand the transformative impact of infectious enthusiasm in our efforts to drive meaningful change and garner support for our causes.

"Do you believe in what you are selling?" This question lies at the heart of successful fundraising. It's not just about soliciting donations; it's about genuinely believing in the mission and vision of your organization. Passion is the fuel that propels us forward, igniting a fire within us that is impossible to ignore. When we exude genuine enthusiasm for our cause, it becomes palpable to those around us.

I firmly believe that passion has the power to wreak havoc on potential donors—in the best way possible. When donors see the fervor and dedication with which we advocate for our cause, they can't help but be drawn in. Yes, fundraisers are often touted as being able to "sell ice to Eskimos," but the real challenge lies in turning those one-time buyers into lifelong supporters.

Donors aren't just investing in a cause; they're investing in the people behind it. They want to know that their contributions are making a tangible difference in the world, and that starts with building trust and rapport. As fundraisers, we have the unique opportunity to serve as ambassadors for our organizations, embodying their values and championing their missions with unwavering zeal.

I've always been guided by the principle that "people don't care how much you know until they know how much you care." This mantra has shaped my approach to fundraising, leading me to immerse myself fully in the causes I support. I make it my mission to become deeply entrenched in the intricacies of each organization's mission, understanding its nuances and complexities from the inside out.

This level of dedication doesn't go unnoticed. I've lost count of the number of times I've been mistaken for the President or CEO of an organization when, in reality, I held a different role. My passion for the cause often precedes me, leaving a lasting impression on those I encounter. Passion is infectious, and I wholeheartedly embrace the notion that it has the power to start an epidemic of change.

As my mother used to say, "Passion is contagious; let's start an epidemic." These words ring true now more than ever. In a world filled with uncertainty and doubt, passion serves as a beacon of hope, inspiring others to join us in our quest for a better tomorrow.

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