You think you do a lot to raise money? This exceptional Make-A-Wish Executive Director started by taking pictures of herself in unflattering workout clothes, then asked friends, board members and donors to pledge dollars per pound she would lose. Here's her First Person Nonprofit story so far:
"How is fundraising going?" I get asked that question everyday. Every board member, donor and advisor is curious. And why? Because I have announced to everyone that I intend to be a "Big Loser."
Like many charities, we are facing a deficit budget. We need every member of our board and staff motivated to assure that no child is denied a wish. I decided to embark on a most personal fundraising campaign. My hope was to raise enough revenue to fund one wish, $7,500, but this idea has struck a chord with so many friends and colleagues, we are on track to double or triple this goal! What could be better? We will raise much needed revenue, motivate others to help and I'll have a smaller butt! Here's how I'm doing it.