I had a great phone call with Ines Hegedus-Garcia (her blog is Miamism) this evening and we talked a bit about fundraising. She gave me a good reminder that’s worth repeating here — when fundraising, make the conversation all about how much “we” can raise; don’t make it about “me”. It shouldn’t be about getting recognition for what you are doing — it should be about raising as much money as possible for the cause at hand.

Getting buy in and support for anything in life comes back to making people feel involved in the process; fundraising is no different and making the biggest impact possible is worth swallowing your pride over in favor of the bigger picture.