There’s more than one way to skin a cat….

There’s more than one way to skin a cat.  All that matters is that the cat gets skinned and they liked it.  Oh, and that the skinner liked it too.

There are as many different ways to raise money today as there are ways to do it.  The biggest measure of their success is how much money was raised.  And, in the end, that can be the most important measure.  The cat got skinned.

But that’s not all.  Not only should the cat get skinned, but they should like it.  So not only should supporters make donations, they should appreciate and enjoy the experience too.  Fundraisers need to execute these activities and events with an eye toward a quality.  High touch and high feel.  This positive reflection helps establish a foundation toward a long term relationship between organizations and their supporters.

And the skinner should like it too.  The staff and volunteers who stage the activity or event need to go home at the end of the day feeling good, feeling like they realized a wonderful accomplishment.  Their endorphins should be pumping.  This, too, helps establish a long term relationship between the staff & volunteers, the organization, and their supporters.

So let’s skin some cats together.  Let’s make sure the cats like it, that we like it, and that we do it well!

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