I got this question recently and it’s a good one.   It’s a multi-layered question, really.   On the surface is “how do I ask for money from strangers and get it?”   Underneath it, there’s more.   I haven’t met anyone in fundraising who LIKES cold-calling, so I sense stirrings of discomfort and anxiety30

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Are you afraid to ask for money? It might sound like a silly question. How can a professional fundraiser be afraid to ask for money? It’s their job. Yet, time and time I again I see professional fundraisers and even executive directors avoid asking for money, at all costs and at the detriment of their30

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