While our mobile cousins can hide from the worst of the heat, our leafy relatives have no such comfort.They must bear the brunt of the sun’s blaze. Some stand resolute against the blistering sun while others succumb, drooping to the ground in surrender. Yellows and oranges that usually herald the crisp cool days of autumn splatter foliage as plants draw back from the summertime heat.
I suppose it is human nature to consider the very moment we are in as somehow extraordinary. Last summer, we were told, was unusually hot. Yet here we are in the midst of an unusual heat wave once again. Our perception is so subjective. I’m sure I considered summers I spent training horses outside much hotter than those in which I worked inside an office. So how can I tell if my observations are accurate or not? I look it up on a weather service site. Those statistics are really the only way to get an objective comparison.
FundRaiser has a new report that can help you make your own objective assessment of your organization.
It is called the Donor Period Comparison report. You will find it in the Print Menu under Analysis Reports.
This wonderful report allows you to compare one or more years to see if your fundraising really was hot……, or it just SEEMED that way.
And as always, if you have questions or need assistance, please call us at 800-543-4131.
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