I'm trying to drink a gallon of water a day. Quite a feat for a gal whose primary hydration source was coffee or diet coke.
Guzzling 128 fl oz of H2O wasn't easy [at first]. Hydration benefits aside, I needed a way to motivate myself and track progress. The solution: rubber bands.
I start each morning with 10-11 rubber bands on my glass. Every time I drink 12 ounces of 'Adam's Ale', I remove a rubber band. I'm encouraged when I remove a band and have a visual reminder of the progress I still need to make to hit my goal.
Drinking a gallon of water a day is daunting. Just like so many goals we set for ourselves - personally and professionally.
I've had an encouraging week of discussions with organizations who are dedicated to using metrics that matter to track their fundraising success. Some more lofty than others - "We need to triple revenue by 2021" - others more achievable annual goals - "We're focused on increasing new donor retention from 21% to 23%."
How do you decide and track what's important to the health of your organization? [I'm assuming not with rubber bands!]
If you don't know where to start, here's a Guide to the fundraising metrics that matter most.
3 steps to data driven success:
- Evaluate where you are now.
- Set a goal[s] that is achievable and measurable.
- Track your goals monthly.
I'm here, with rubber bands in hand, to help you set and exceed your fundraising goals.
We can do this - one metric and ounce of water - at time!