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Three-Part Course on Soft Skills for Fundraisers presented by Anne Murphy, CEO of Empowered Fundraiser

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Session 1: The Perils of People Pleasing in Fundraising

Tuesday, August 8
10:00 am – 11:30 am

People-pleasing can prevent us from building real, lasting, trusting relationships.

The value we bring to one another is much deeper than simply saying yes, but we so often say yes because we want to be helpful (invaluable, even), relevant, and seen.

We fear that we may disappoint someone, so we say YES.

In fact, saying no is often the most helpful full sentence we can say to someone.

When we maintain our boundaries despite possibly disappointing others, we’re rewarded with honest relationships that stand the test of time.

In this session, we will discover what we risk while we’re people pleasing, and how to show up authentically.

Session 2: Money Mindset & Fundraising

Tuesday, August 22
10:00 am – 11:30 am

Everyone has a complicated relationship with money.

Spend? Save? Guilt? Pleasure? Lack? Abundance?

We’ll delve into money mindset traps for fundraisers. Traps that prevent us from serving our donors and our institutions, but that we can address in our own thought work.

Session 3: Burnout: Prevention, Healing, Helping Others

Thursday, September 7
10:00 am – 11:30 am

How do you know when you’re done with a project, donor or gift?

What if you don’t feel the sense of pride in a job well done you used to get?

What’s going on when you’re not excited about what’s on your calendar?

We’re all at risk of burnout. It can show up as emotional exhaustion, detachment, or a decreased sense of making a difference…..and ways that are more surprising, too. Some say it’s an “icky half-alive feeling.”

Let’s demystify the very human experience that is burnout.

We’ll identify some of the most common causes, strategies for supporting your journey to overcome burnout, and opportunities to support colleagues and friends experiencing burnout.

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