Remembering Why You’re Here
As easy as our fundraisers are to execute, it still takes the time and sacrifice of dedicated volunteers to make them a hit. In our most recent post, we spotlighted 5 tips for finishing your fundraiser like a pro, which required us to take the perspective of the volunteers that make the whole thing possible.
There are a lot of moving parts involved in the planning, execution and finishing of fundraising, and when you start to feel stressed out with the whole process, take a moment and remember why you’re here:
There’s a reason you’ve invested your time and energy into making it happen, and that sacrifice may even go unthanked—that doesn’t matter. You’re serving a cause greater than yourself and most likely making more of a difference than you even realize along the way.
You’re part of the solution
There’s a reason this fundraiser is happening, and you’re involvement is helping solve a problem that your son or daughter’s school, group, or organization is facing. Take pride in knowing your actions are making a difference.
You’re setting an example
There’s a generation coming after you, and their eyes gaze upward. You never know who’s watching and taking mental notes, and your altruistic behavior has ripple effects beyond what you might imagine.
Understanding your own role and connecting with “why” you’re volunteering helps bring the whole process full circle. Your efforts make a positive difference in the lives of those you care about, and there are few feelings in life that are greater than that. We make choices every day, and the choice to focus on the positive aspects of hosting your fundraiser will help you gain even more from it.
We encourage you to pay it forward by sharing these insights with your volunteers. Whether you just finished a fundraiser or you’re planning for next year, everyone needs to be reminded that they are making a difference!