It’s that bounce in your step, that flutter in your heart that happens when you’re excited to go to work in the morning.
If you’ve got it, you know it.
If you don’t got it, you also know it.
I’ve lived on both sides of the fundraising mojo chasm. I’ve felt the pain and frustration of a collaboration project going sideways for political reasons, and I’ve also felt the elation of completing a longstanding project with great success.
Having powerful mojo is the single biggest predictor of success.
People who’ve got mojo are infectious…in a good way! They’re the people in the office who get promoted, inspire gifts, and raise morale for everyone around them. Call it mindset, call it positivity: how you show up at work (and how you talk about yourself, and your work) matters.
Those seeking mojo advice usually hang out in the self-help or business section at the bookstore. Rarely is it in the not-for-profit management section. Our books focus on the process, not the people – fundraising excellence, evaluating your organizational processes, board governance 101.
If you work in the non-profit sector this blog is for you.
It’s a collection of 52 posts dedicated to rekindling your mojo at work.
I want you to have the type of mojo that will help you to overcome the most political of situations, raise more money than you ever thought possible as a fundraiser, and be happier and more fulfilled doing it.
My commitment? This blog will NOT be boring.
Every post will have a “try this” activity that you can incorporate into your daily activities for the week.
In 52 weeks, I will speak about 4 themes:
Life and Leadership
Productivity and Goal-setting
A Monday email from me with your mojo instructions for the week.
Membership in a Facebook group where you can share your mojo with others who understand and are going through similar challenges as you.
A free learning opportunity to keep growing in your role at your not-for-profit organization.
Great mojo raises more money, builds healthier organizations and fuels your positive mindset.
Meet your #FundraisingMojo blogger
Hi! I’m Jenny, a fundraising coach who helps not-for-profit leaders change the world…one mission at a time!
My love of working with passionate people guided me from a career as a classical pianist into leadership coaching. I am lucky to be able to draw on my years as a professional musician: I strive to bring creativity, energy and excellence to everything I do.
My favorite part of my job is working alongside the incredible people who make up the not-for-profit sector: the staff and boards who work every day to make the world a better place. I believe that the not-for-profit sector levels the playing field for humanity, and that mindset and leadership skills play a pivotal role in our ability to create change on the planet where we all live.
My best skills? I am crazy curious, and I love connecting with people on a deep, personal level. My work as a coach is fueled by my love (and respect) for the people that I work with.
This #FundraisingMojo blog is a direct outcome of my work with not-for-profit leaders from across North America. I am sharing my experiences, and my personal journey to bring you a wealth of ideas, knowledge, and practical tips to help you raise more money, and be happier doing it.
I look forward to helping you rekindle your mojo as you strive for excellence, every day, in every way.