There was a time when superheroes where an exclusive niche, but now they’re mainstream. With the amount of blockbuster Hollywood movies coming out every year, television series making headlines, and comic book conventions popping up in cities across the world, it’s impossible to not know a thing or two about the Marvel and DC universes. Even if you aren’t a comic book aficionado, you probably have a few of your own favorite heroes that you like to root for.
Superheroes can exemplify some of the best qualities of humanity. In this post, we’re going to look at a handful of heroes who demonstrate qualities that can power up your fundraising game.
The Charm of Ironman
Ironman doesn’t have any cosmic powers, but relies on sheer savvy and technology to get the job done. In the world of superheroes, there are few who demonstrate more charisma and charm than Tony Stark. He knows how to work a crowd, and when he speaks people hang off his every word.
When you communicate with your supporters, see if you can take a page out of Ironman’s book and inject a little charm and whit into your interactions. It could give you the edge you need to earn their trust, and ultimately, their support.
The Determination of Batman
Batman is a true vigilante. When Bruce Wayne sets his sights on something, he doesn’t quit until he’s achieved his ends. Sometimes this comes at great cost, but thankfully in the fundraising world you won’t be dealing with The Penguin or The Joker!
It takes tenacity and determination to find success in fundraising because there will be some no’s, and that can get discouraging. You have to be determined to never give up until you reach your fundraising goal. Be determined like Batman, and you’ll overcome the odds and win over more supporters.
The Planning Skills of Professor X
You shouldn’t jump into a fundraising campaign and wing it because planning is one of the keys to success. That holds true not just for fundraising, but in any field of life. You need to have a plan to make the most of your efforts, and when it comes to planning few people do it better than Professor X.
As the creator of the Xavier’s School for Gifted Children, and leader of the X-Men, he has a lot of responsibility on his plate. When the world’s in danger it’s up to the X-Men to fight the bad guys, and Professor X is the mastermind behind it all. Be the mastermind of your fundraising campaign and you’ll be the hero of the day.
The Leadership of Captain America
Every team needs a leader, and in the comic book world no one represents the term “fearless leader” quite like the indomitable Captain America. He has led the Avengers against countless foes. He inspires loyalty, and encourages his teammates.
Leadership isn’t always about giving commands; it’s also about giving support and setting an example. That is what Captain America does, and you can do the same. Lead with example, try your best and support your group members the best you can. Lead your fundraising team like the Captain does with the Avengers and you’ll be defeating the horrible monster of low funding in no time.
What superheroes do you look up to? What are their qualities and how could you use them in your fundraiser and in your life?