I value the wisdom of my fellow Great Strides fundraisers, and want your thoughts about changing the goal of your team after you've started. We conservatively estimated that we could raise $4500 this year due to my deployment and the economic situation in the states. Even though this is an increase over our total last year, we kept it low for the sake of not killing ourselves. But we've got a great team, and recently Alicia and I decided to raise it first to $5000, and then to $5500 when we passed the 2nd Goal quickly.
Our reasons for raising the goal was because we were "on a roll" so to speak with our fundraising, with people on my ship raising a lot of money in addition to some large donations already received. We didn't want someone to think we wouldn't have valued their contribution because we had already met our goal. The simple way to fix this was raise the it!
So how to you handle this? Since we didn't have any idea that we'd pass our original goal, we have found ourselves without a real idea of how to realistically set our goal for next year. What have you experienced in the past with your own goal-setting? Have you ever raised it? If so, how did you decide to do it and why? Love to have your thoughts!
11 months ago