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Don't hire me series... episode -1 with Greg Schermbeck of SchermCo

Apologies for the radio silence. It’s been a crazy Q1. On March 13th, Goodbets founder Nicole Jarbo hosted a webinar with Greg Schermbeck, founder of SchermCo to chat strategy and fundraising. Check out the recording here. If you want more, then let us know. The hope is that we can share more helpful advice about how to successfully launch new initiatives and get some $$$ for them.

Enjoy the recording!

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Nicole Jarbo
Relationships matter: The World's Best and Worst Fundraising Advice

When you’re trying to make your nonprofit function, there is nothing more frustrating than getting useless advice. Some advice is just plain wrong, and that sucks too. However, in the fundraising world, there is an unexplainable obsession with giving people information that is not helpful. So today, I want to share my favorite piece of useless fundraising advice.

Relationships matter.

I’ve witnessed too many successful founders use this to explain why they’ve been able to raise funds (and imply why others haven’t). To be fair, this is an accurate statement, but it’s not helpful to the underdog entrepreneur hustling to get funding.

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