5 Tips for Taking Rejection Like a Pro

"I can do anything you need, just don't make me ask for money." As a nonprofit and fundraising professional, I can't tell you how many incredibly brilliant people I've met who were terrified to ask others for donations. I was recently compiling a report of how much our team had raised for the year compared to how much we'd requested. Despite having raised millions for worthy causes over my career, it dawned on me that I've inadvertently become an expert in being rejected. Fundraising is both an art and a science, but you also have to develop skills of resilience to bounce back when requests don't go your way, and learn to move forward undaunted to the next appeal. My victory is less in raisi

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