"Non-Profits Shouldn’t Be Non-Fun": Fundraiser Grrl

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Last week our team came across the genius that is Fundraiser Grrl, a hilarious Tumblr full of non-profit themed gifs and memes. From donor database woes to the undeniable joy of a handwritten thank you note, Fundraiser Grrl is spot on in capturing “a the day in the life” of the modern fundraiser.

For Rory Green, a Senior Development Officer at BCIT, the inspiration to launch the tumblr was obvious. “Fundraisers are some of the best people I know,” she explained, “they are kind, smart, outgoing, generous and funny.” Rory started Fundraiser Grrl to “bring a little joy to a group of people who spend so much of their time making other people happy,” and to create a “little corner of the internet, where fundraisers could come and laugh, and have one big inside joke.”

Well, Rory, we think you’ve succeeded.

Just check out a few of our favorites from Fundraiser Grrl below:

Going into a Capital Campaign

WHEN SOMEONE SAYS FUNDRAISING IS EASY

WHEN A DONOR SAYS HOW MUCH THEY WANT TO GIVE, AND IT’S WAY MORE THAN YOU EXPECTED

One of the reasons Fundraiser Grrl has seen such an explosion in posts is because many of the ideas are crowdsourced. Rory encourages fellow fundraisers submit their own ideas to her (no need to include a GIF, just a situation and the emotional response!) and she’ll put it into action.

So, next time the annual fund or reunion planning has got you down make sure to visit http://fundraisergrrl.tumblr.com/, and contribute with your own glorious joke!

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