Fundraising professional, meet Crazy Eddie.
You probably aren’t going to like him. He’s loud and obnoxious. I mean, really REALLY LOUD and OBNOXIOUS.
But Crazy Eddie can teach us fundraisers a thing or two, especially when it comes to that “used car salesman” feeling we sometimes get when we do strong (meaning effective) fundraising.
This came up the other day over in the Moceanic Fundraisingology Lab (a Facebook community that’s open only to people who have taken a Moceanic online course or coaching). One of our community members noted that something she’d learned from Tom Ahern’s Making Money With Your Donor Newsletter course made her feel like a used car salesman. That got an interesting conversation going.
I thought you’d like to get a taste of what we’re learning from those darned used car salesmen that we don’t want to be like.
I think you’ll find it helpful!
Do you sometimes feel like a used car salesman? How do you deal with it? Please share your experience by leaving your reply below. We’d love to learn from your experience.