Weekly Fundraising Headlines and Blogs

All eyes were on Louisville, Kentucky this weekend with the 136th running of the Kentucky Derby. It’s the longest continuous running sporting event in the US. As a business though it wasn’t always successful. Initially incorporated as the Louisville Jockey Club and funded by selling 320 subscriptions at $100 each, it took 28 years for the track to even break a profit! So what does this have to do with your nonprofit? Persistence, hard work, dedication and a commitment to a common cause kept the organization moving forward and eventually making the Kentucky Derby a world renowned affair.

Are you facing trying times? Look beyond your current circumstances to see the possibility of how things will change for the better because of what you are doing. Because of what you are doing, people will find jobs, eat dinner, have a safe place to sleep, find a new home, increase their confidence levels, learn new skills, learn about their history, have access to information that will increase their quality of life and more. Now share your excitement and passion for that end result and people will come alongside you to help create that.

Here’s the summary of this week’s headlines and fundraising / nonprofit items of interest. As always, please feel free to forward this to others you know who might benefit from it. Thanks again for reading!





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