Yes, you probably guessed it from the photo. It is autumn and that means end-of-year fundraising is knocking at our door.

What are you doing to prepare? Here’s an idea that may help get you jump started. In your appeal letter you will be telling stories about how your organization carried out the mission of helping people. Talk to a participant and get their story. It will help you remember why you work in this wacky, whirlwind, wonderful world of nonprofits and set you up for a successful end-of-year appeal.