It’s spooky season, and there are a lot of reasons to be scared. Horror movies. Haunted houses. Running out of Halloween candy within an hour of trick or treating.
But today, I want to talk about something frightening that we fundraisers experience year-round: the Sunday scaries.
We’ve all been there. The restless Sunday evening, where you can’t stop thinking about everything you didn’t get done the week before. The feeling of dread when you wake up Monday morning.
We feel the Sunday scaries because we don’t know exactly what the week will bring. We know where we want to go--how much money we need to raise--but we don’t know exactly how we’ll get there.
So we just try everything under the sun, filling our days until the weekend comes around again. And the cycle repeats.
But we don’t have to feel that way. When we have a fundraising plan in place, our weeks feel less scary because we know exactly what needs to be done each week. We don’t need to do the work of strategizing, prioritizing, and stressing because that’s already been done. All we need to do is follow the roadmap.
5 reasons you should create a fundraising plan this Halloween (or literally whenever):
So, get spooked this Halloween--but don’t let your fundraising department be the reason! If you’re ready to say goodbye to those Sunday scaries and create a fundraising plan for your organization, join me in Plans That Produce, where I’ll take you step-by-step through the process of creating a fundraising plan that is tailor made to your organization.
P.S. Have you been struggling with the Sunday scaries recently? Today’s freebie, 5 Ways to Avoid the Sunday Scaries, will share tips you can implement right away to make your work week feel less daunting!