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The pros and cons of engaging political leaders

The pros and cons of engaging political leaders

Fundraising is a community endeavor, and our communities include the politicians who are elected to represent us at all levels. Current, former and prospective elected leaders are often involved in fundraising, providing great value. At the same time there are challenges related to engaging politicians as fundraising volunteers. With this column we discuss the pros and cons. When a politician partners with your nonprofit you may find that doors which were previously closed are now open. These leaders know everyone. And they are surrounded by others who know even more people. They know people at the grassroots, in the churches, and in the executive suite. They know artists, philanthropists, and strategists. Politicians are connected. And when they believe in your organization they can work miracles. Elected leaders bring name recognition […]

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