How do you take care of yourself as a fundraising? | Nonprofit Blog CarnivalNonprofit’s can be incredibly crushing places to work. We give all we have because we believe in our cause. Our passion is admirable but leads to bad choices about our own lives.

I’d argue this is especially true for fundraisers. People don’t really get what we do. And when we’re successful, the bar gets raised!

Either way, it’s like killing the proverbial goose that lays the golden eggs in hopes of getting more gold. It just kills the goose and stops the eggs.

So Valentine’s Day seemed like a great excuse for this month’s Nonprofit Blog Carnival to share ideas on how we as fundraisers need to take care of ourself.

Here is the Nonprofit Blog Carnival roundup

As a bonus, check out the 11 steps for having fun at work! 11 Ways to Motivate Employees and Make Fun at Work. It’s from the “Chief Effective Officer” at! I figure if blinds people know how to take care of themselves, surely there’s a lesson for us! 🙂

And, lest we forget that our donors are the ones changing the world, Jeff Brooks has a great reminder of 5 Ways to Love Your Donors.

What ways do YOU take care of yourself?

Tell us here in the comments!

Katya Andresen is hosting next month’s Nonprofit Blog Carnival. Check out her call for submissions at

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