How to position yourself as human

Jeff Brooks at the Donor Power Blog discusses how to think less in terms of  getting “millions of contacts” and more about knowing individuals and discovering their passions.

Credit to Dave O. for the “millions of contacts” method, for he is the master of this approach to fundraising. I prefer to work with people on their terms. Seek to position yourself as human. Do this, and treat others as such may be more difficult, but more fulfilling in the long term.

About Benjamin Mohler

Benjamin Mohler, CFRE, ACFRE has a keen interest in understanding the connection between culture and the practice of philanthropy. His experiences working with international nonprofit organizations, extensive international travel, together with his graduate work at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota and leadership roles with local nonprofits combine to produce his expertise in this area. He’s also a big baseball fan.

Mohler is the Assistant Vice President for Development at Eastern Kentucky University. Prior to his current role, he held key roles with The William States Lee College of Engineering at UNC Charlotte, Cedarville University, and The Cockrell School of Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. He is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE), Advanced Certified Fundraising Professional (ACFRE), and serves AFP at an international level, including his current role chairing the publishing committee for the AFP Fund Development Series.

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