What Makes A Good Fundraiser?
There are certain qualities that really help you be a better fund raiser. Some you have; some you can learn; some you can only dream about! A good fund raiser has lots of energy, is well organized, and possesses excellent people skills, that is, is a warm person and makes friends easily. People give to people they like. As Lama Zopa Rinpoche always says, the best way to be liked is to have a good heart. Doesn’t it always come back to practicing Dharma? The person should be enthusiastically perseverant, patient, and not at all deterred by refusal. If you hate being rejected or can’t take no for an answer, don’t become a fund raiser. You have to keep trying; great results sometimes come out of the blue from the most unexpected quarters Credibility For us, the ideal fund raiser is a Dharma student with devotion to Lama Zopa Rinpoche, a long history of commitment to the FPMT and the study and practice of Dharma, and deep involvement in the center’s activities. An experienced ex-director, p