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Losing Your Fear of Fundraising

Eric Lukitsh

The idea of fundraising can be a daunting task with the wrong mindset. Fundraising can cause people to feel fear and anxiety, but this does not have to be the case. Many top factors that cause fear and anxiety of fundraising include not knowing how it works, the possibility of rejection, wondering why someone would say yes, and knowing how to ask someone for money. In any situation that involves fear, knowledge and practice are the keys to the antidote.

When it comes to fundraising, it is crucial to remember that you can do it! Having confidence when fundraising will not only help your mentality, but it will also increase the likeliness that someone will donate. However, do not be afraid of rejection. There is no way around it. There will always be people who are going to tell you no, but this is perfectly normal. Have no fear, there are still plenty other people out there who will donate to your cause. As you go along, you will begin to learn which practices and techniques are more successful for you. This is all a part of the process of learning to fundraise so do not be intimidated! Many people have been in your same position.

Check out The Fundraising Authority to learn more about the fundamentals of fundraising. There are countless posts that shed light on the concept of fundraising. Many people have left positive comments following each article regarding how much the site has helped them grow from zero fundraising experience to being very knowledgeable of the topic. Another great thing about this site is that the authors of the articles will actually interact with you and respond to your comments and questions. Be sure to check out their website to learn more about fundraising.