Thanks for joining! The community on Facebook is a group for members of The Fundraisingology Lab and Moceanic coaching clients.
It’s a place for you to ask questions, share your insights, boast about your fundraising victories, cry about those things that go wrong… It’s a supportive, action-based community meant to help you reach your goals and objectives.
This group is a community. That means it works best when you participate! Our Fundraising experts are here frequently to answer questions and chime in on discussions, but the most important person here is YOU!
Sarah Lawson is currently our Facebook Community Coordinator. Although her job is not to answer every question posted in the group, she is our eyes and ears in this space and will jump in as needed. You will often see her sharing an encouraging word, helping you make great connections with other students, and ensuring you keep moving forward. You are going to love her!
The Fundraisingology Lab a safe space, a meaningful and helpful community of smart fundraisers like you. To keep it that way, we have community rules that we strictly enforce.
You can find the full rules over at the community on Facebook.
How to Get the Most from the Community
This group can really help you grow as a fundraiser. There is something magic about talking things through with others who are in the same boat as you! Here are a few more tips to help you get the most from this group:
Show Up Regularly
No need to spend your whole day surfing the group, but stopping by every few days can help you gain insight and knowledge. Set a specific amount of time to spend in the group and then head back to work!
We want you to share your thoughts, ask insightful questions, and experiences because they can be incredibly valuable to others. And you’d be surprised how helpful it is just to say something in public — it can really clear the mind! Fundraising is not easy, and not for the faint of heart, so the more insights and guidance the better!
To make the Fundraising Lab highly searchable, any time you post, please use one of these three categories: #ASK, #WINS, #SHARE
#ASK = Any question you may have about any course or program that has you stumped. Because we have students from courses and coaching, make sure to specify which program you’re from:
- #coaching for coaching members
- #comms Irresistible Communications for Great Nonprofits with Jeff Brooks
- #newsletter Making Money with Your Donor Newsletter with Tom Ahern
- #survey Supporter Connection Survey course with Sean Triner
- #directmail 7 Steps to Record-Smashing Direct Mail with Jeff Brooks
- #midvalue Mid-Value Supercourse with Sean Triner
- #storytelling Blueprint For Fundraising Storytelling with Jeff Brooks
- #activism How to Raise Money AND Change the World with Harvey McKinnon
- #newsletter Raising Money with Your Donor Newsletter
- #bequests Your Complete Roadmap to Raising Money with Bequests*
- #monthlygiving #matchedgiving #donorcareletters #boards #integration and other topics as they relate to workshops
Your course not listed here? We add courses all the time so the pinned post in the Facebook group will have the latest list of hashtags
If you don’t use a hashtag, it’s possible you won’t get your question answered!
#WINS = Any wins you are celebrating OR any fellow members you wish to spotlight and celebrate. We LOVE to feature people within the group! Give shoutouts! Share your accomplishments! Be proud of the work you’re doing! We want to hear all BIG and SMALL wins! Plus, who doesn’t love another reason for a virtual toast!
#SHARE = Any tips, strategies, lessons, or insights you have learned along the way. Help each other out! This is a community run group, so offer feedback and insight whenever possible.
So please — step into the Fundraisingology Lab: