Why Do YOU Hate Fundraising???
Ok, I’ll admit it. I don’t really hate fundraising overall. Only parts of it. For example, I hate it when big companies try to take advantage of good-hearted people who don’ t really have a lot of experience fundraising and feed them a line of BS that really only benefits their own bottom line.
Here’s a picture of an email I recently got from a “Big Cookie Dough” company (my term for the collective fundraising industry that peddles this crap.) The graffiti is my own contribution…
This message tries to convince people that fundraising needs to be easy. It also claims that they have the “Best cookie dough fundraiser in the country!” To me, this is like bragging that I have the “biggest ingrown toenail in the country”. Not something I’d really want to boast about, you know?
Also, by claiming it’s “the best in the country”, they give themselves the aroma of a snake oil salesman. You just know in your bones you can’t trust them.
Anyway, I’d like to know why YOU hate fundraising. Please feel free to share your horror stories below for all of us to read and laugh at!