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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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