The Closet Fundraiser — It's Time to Officially Come Out
Here I was, in this unplanned job. And to make matters worse, it wasn’t long before I started to feel the stigma — fundraising seemed to be a dirty word. Inside the organization I felt shunned by the more glamorous program staff, out on boats saving whales. Outside the organization I felt the heavy-handed poke of angry donors who we called too much, mailed too much. It seemed like everyone had it in for me.