Proud to be a fundraiser

“You shouldn’t call yourself a fundraiser,” she said. I was gobsmacked. She almost snarled when she said the word, “fundraiser.” “You know, the people who work at hospitals and universities, they’re fundraisers.” She knew that I work primarily with emerging and medium sized social justice and social service groups in my fundraising practice. “You’re different. You link donors to important …

Fundraisers – Canaries in the Coalmine?

Early coal miners had no hi-tech equipment to detect the presence of methane gas in the air. Carried below ground, bright yellow canaries sang and chirped all day. However, the birds’ highly sensitive metabolism detected methane and carbon monoxide gas traces that signaled potential explosions, poisoned air, or both (thanks to www.petcaretips.net). I sometimes think fund development professionals are like …