Fundraisers Must Know Their Relationship with Money

“We will never be able to ask for money if we do not know how we ourselves relate to money.” (Nouwen, p. 27)

Fundraising is not for people who are anxious about money. Therefore, every fundraiser needs to look at themselves, their love/hate relationship with money, and their comfort with our own relationship with money. The fundraiser must be non-anxious with the place of money in their lives. They must be sure about how they treat and handle money when they have it in their possession.

Henri J. M. Nouwen. A Spirituality of Fundraising (Nashville: Upper Room Books, 2010). [See the book at]

About the author 

Kyndra Bremer