It’s Wednesday and I have to admit… I LOVE running reports. I am not a numbers person. I don’t like paying bills. I am no accountant. I would rather be out playing in the sun, riding my bike, scuba diving, getting a root canal. But by Wednesday I just have to run reports, as many as possible, and stare for long hours at our donor statistics.
Yes, all good fundraisers use metrics to make decisions. But I am starting to think I would rather stare at my numbers than pick up the phone. I mean, it’s time. Major donor cultivation, set up visits, get on the phone with board members time.
Reminds me of cleaning my room when I should be doing homework.
I write about this:
- to let other fundraisers know they are not alone if they feel this way.
- to put off picking up the phone, or running more reports. I really love the SYBNTY. And I am a real sucker for % of attrition over a three year period.
Okay, whining complete. I am now going to do that incredibly important major donor stuff. I’ll report back how it goes. I’ll even run you a report.