It seriously takes practice to become a good fundraiser. For some people the process of “fundraising” may come more natural but everyone needs to do a few things to become more effective. Here are a few quick suggestions.
1. Read. Read. Then read some more. Find good books to help you learn and expand your skills. Some may be more topical to your organization and others may be about general fundraising principles. The big thing is to just read.
2. Attend seminars and classes to learn more about fundraising.
3. Travel with or listen in on a phone call while someone else in your organization talks with a patron.
4. Find marketing materials like that from Real Souvenir Publishing that works to make your fundraising flow better.
No matter what you do, don’t stop learning. Be prepared to expand your horizon and in the long run expand your success in fundraisers for your organization.