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4 Strategies to Overcome Fear of Fundraising

Most people are deathly afraid of fundraising. They’d rather undergo root canal.

Fear of fundraising comes from four basic places in my experience:

  1. Fear of begging for money.
  2. Fear of looking stupid.
  3. Fear of rejection.
  4. Fear of public speaking.

Let’s address these one by one.