The manager was about as stressed out as I've seen a person. "We've got to make this fundraiser work," he nervously blurted.
His desire to do a great job was obvious, but so was his we-have-to-bear-down-on-this approach. He had a deep faith in God's provision, but he also wanted to make sure he was attentive to every detail. Unfortunately, he squeezed the fun out of fundraising.
Givers have great joy so why do the askers have such stress? There are four good things to remember when leading a fundraiser:
- Approach with joy.
- Ask with joy.
- Lead with joy.
- Live the joy.