I believe that when healthy, authentic, and transparent conversations about sharing wealth are the cornerstone of your practice, you not only survive, you thrive.
I believe that when a donor becomes more than the zeros after the comma, more than a “conversion,” or algorithmic cattle to be corralled by a fundraising campaign, work is transformed into mission and donors into partners.
I believe that you are already exactly the right fundraiser for your organization, you only need to discover this power within yourself.
I’ve been in the fundraising business for a long time and have had the opportunity to work at some amazing institutions from Ivy League, multi-billion dollar campaigns, to organizations working on their first $1M year. You can find the “resume me” at my LinkedIn profile https://www.linkedin.com/in/patriciaberry10025/.
What I would love to talk about here is WHY I do this work. The short answer is I believe in the power of relationship-focused fundraising and client work to transform organizations, and society, for the better. When we invite people to invest in our work through the lens of values and vision and meet them at their own, we begin to incubate powerful partnerships that inevitably grow multi-generational, thriving ecosystems of mutual support.