A Naive Newcomer's View of Fundraising

February 28, 2008

Posted in Non-Profits.

Fundraising always sounded like a cushy job to me. I had this notion that it consists calling some wealthy donor up, wining and dining him, and collecting a huge check.

Of course, that’s not how it works. It’s not about doing business over drinks or dinner. It’s about building a relationship and telling a story. I am going to spend a lot of time over the next few months considering exactly what this means. I’ll be sure to write about it.