One person I chatted with this week makes more as a pedi-cab driver than as a fundraiser!
I mean, I am super impressed that they do a pedi-cab as well as fundraising, but let’s face it, fundraising at the lower levels is poorly paid.
So why are we doing it?
Because the need is great.
Can you imagine if fundraising as a profession didn’t exist? How much poorer the world would be?
How many people would not have jobs because of the work you do?
How many children would be victims of human trafficking?
How many people living in domestic violence would be dead?
How many animals would be dying, how many green spaces would be wasteland if people were not fundraising?
So why are we fundraisers?
Because we must speak for those who cannot speak for themselves. It is our duty to protect them and help them in any way that we can.
Because we know that our nonprofit missions cannot succeed without fundraising.
Because we want to be executive director someday and we know that fundraising must be a piece of any nonprofit leadership role.
Because we are all looking for more meaning and hope in our lives.
Because connecting people with our mission allows us to help people have more meaning in their lives through giving to us.
Because people who give live longer, healthier lives.
Because being a cheerleader for compassion is pretty neat.
Just think about it. You’ve got your whole life to fundraise. There are so many causes you will get to help. There are so many ways you can serve, and ways you can help others serve. You are making the world better, every day. And that is pretty magical.
Why are YOU proud to be a fundraiser? I’d love to hear in the comments! 🙂