Over the last two years, I’ve gotten to speak with fundraisers from all over the world, and there’s something they all have in common that resonates with me.
Every fundraiser I've met has a reason for doing the work they do.
My behaviorist psychology professors in college would say “Of course, we all have reasons for everything we do!” but it’s deeper than that. It’s beyond circumstance, compensation, or natural skill sets (though those things do matter).
Fundraisers (and nonprofit workers in general) are some of the most intrinsically motivated people I’ve ever met.