Monday Monday…

Posted by on Apr 23, 2012 | 0 comments

Monday Monday…can’t trust that day.

And isn’t that the truth!? Mondays always catch me by surprise (in spite of the fact that they ALWAYS come after Sunday).

Fundraising is a continuum of action. It never ends. There’s never a time when you can grab the large red Sharpie and add a bright check mark next to “Fundraising” on your to do list.

And Monday is the day the absence of check marks is the most apparent, at least to me. It’s the day I realize everything I didn’t accomplish the week before. It’s the day I review my to do list and realize it can’t be done in 8/5.

It’s the first day of the week that I start longing for the last day of the week. And it’s the first day of the week that I become excited about what’s ahead.

Can we ever say we are done reaching out to our donors? Is there ever a time we can simply drop the ASK? The answer is  NO! We can’t. It’s never-ending.

But that is what most fundraisers love (and hate) about their jobs. It’s a constant challenge.

One task at a time makes it manageable, but that’s not always possible. Sometimes everything hits at once – usually on a Monday.

The goal of raising funds for a worthy cause never ends. Yes, there are milestones along the path, but fundraisers know that as soon as one milestone is reached, the next is already in view. Or many are in view.

As for me,  I can see a freakin’ rock pile ahead.  (Note to self: one rock at a time, one rock at a time)

Oh, Monday Monday. Sometimes it just turns out that way…

Every other day, every other day,
Every other day of the week is fine, yeah
But whenever Monday comes, but whenever Monday comes
You can find me cryin’  workin’ all of the time

Monday Monday, …

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