What Fundraising Can Teach Any Coach

October 24, 2022

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Many coaches are unaware of the skills they can learn from fundraising. Though it may seem unrelated, coaching and fundraising have a lot in common. In this blog post, we will discuss three of the most important skills that fundraisers can teach coaches. Stay tuned to learn more!

Discussion Points

  1. Develop a Winning Strategy
  2. Motivate Others
  3. Communicate Effectively

Develop a Winning Strategy

In order to be successful in sports, coaches need to develop a winning strategy. They should  know their opponents and what they are capable of. On top of this, it is important for them to be able to adjust their game plan on the fly and take advantage of any opportunities that present themselves. Fundraisers are very similar. In order to be successful, they need to have a well-thought-out plan. They need to know their audience and also need to be able to adapt their approach as needed and take advantage of any opportunities that present themselves.

Motivate Others

Coaches must be able to motivate their players, get them to buy into the game plan and believe that they can win. Fundraisers are also responsible for motivating others. They need to be able to get people to believe in their cause and feel like they can make a difference.

Communicate Effectively

Coaches need to be able to communicate effectively with their players. They need to be able to get their point across and make sure that everyone is on the same page. Fundraisers are successful when everyone communicates effectively. They need to be able to convey their message in a way that resonates with their audience and gets them to take action. When coaches lead in this area, the overall fundraiser is a lot more successful. 

Fundraising can teach coaches a lot of valuable skills that they can use to improve their coaching. If you are a coach, we encourage you to take some time to learn more about fundraising. You may be surprised at what you can learn! Read this article on successful ways to coach youth.

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Damion Smith

Founder and CEO

Prior to starting MoneyDolly, Damion spent the last 25 years helping teams, schools & organizations raise money while growing multiple companies across the country. He has served in many capacities including Sale Representative, Sales Manager, Senior VP of Sales & President.