“Potential leaders who don’t get it about fundraising are a little less likely to take top leadership position, where they can do real damage to fundraising ... But ... why is it so common in the nonprofit culture to be so wrong about fundraising? How is it that fundraising is a bothersome distraction from the “real” work of so many nonprofits?
If these leaders paid attention, they’d see fundraising in a different way. They’d realize that what it does for donors, for causes and for society are astounding. They might come to understand that fundraising is so great, so important, that it matters as much as their primary mission. And then these emerging leaders would be flocking toward leadership positions, so they could get in on the power and excitement of fundraising.”
— April 1, “Fundraising Scares Off Potential Nonprofit Leaders,” posted by Jeff Brooks on the Donor Power Blog.