I play the double bass. That’s the biggest, lowest string instrument in the orchestra. It’s the one that rests on the floor while the player stands or perches on a tall stool to play. Yep — that’s me.
Let me be the first to admit that it’s not a glamorous instrument.
There’s not a lot of drama, flash, stardom, or glory. You hardly ever play a solo. In fact, a lot of what you do is hardly noticed by listeners.
But without the bass, music just doesn’t work. Whether it’s the symphony or the latest pop, everyone would notice if the bass were missing.
Bass players are a lot like fundraisers in that way.
Not the stars, not the focus, not what people think of when they think about the work of nonprofit organizations.
But the nonprofit world would be in terrible shape without us!
That’s why I want to encourage you, as a fundraiser, to be proud of the less-visible, less-praised work we do.
Be proud of your own work, and support your fellow fundraisers. We need each other!
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