Summer is a time in my life and our house when we re-evaluate where we have come from throughout the year and how we are going to finish out this year.  As we sat down to review these achievements and disappointments, I began to realize that we often gauge our successfulness by tangible things.  Destinations, smiles on our daughters faces, finances, gifts we have given, etc.  All of these are measured in tangible measurements.

Over the past few months, I have been bombarded with questions about fundraising and creating a way for organizations to interact with their supporters more easily.  I think that they both walk hand in hand down the road to success.  

The success of an organization or a mission and for that matter any relationship is communication. Communication that is Real, Truthful, Creative, and Useful.  So as people have been asking these questions and I have done my own research to give them a truthful answers backed up by fact, I have come up with a list of 10 Things Every Fundraiser or Communicator Needs to be a success today.