As an experienced fundraiser and leader you might not remember all the limiting beliefs that held you back at the start of your career. Many of those beliefs are tied to the fears that surround asking such as: 1) “I don’t know how to ask”, 2) “I’m too embarrassed to ask”, 3) “I don’t know who to ask”, 4) “I don’t have time to ask”, and 5) “If I ask, they will say no”.
While you may have faced some (or all) of these fears and limiting beliefs in the past and moved beyond them as your career as a fundraiser evolved, there may be some members of your staff who are not as advanced as you are, and who may be struggling. This post is for them. I encourage you to share it with them, as well as offer how you overcame these obstacles to success.