It’s May 20th 2013 and summer is really starting.
Technically I do have many more months to fundraise for PMC 2013, but I always prefer to be ahead of the game by ride time in August.
I’m not special in my hatred of asking people for money. It’s hard. I think next year, I’m going to have to switch to an event based fundraiser where I can give something back. Currently, I’m lacking in ideas, so if you have some, you know where to reach me. But a “dunk tank filled with horse manure” isn’t a great suggestion.
There fundraising rule I haven’t been following this year –> “ADD NEW PEOPLE EVERY YEAR!”. Not every donor will return. I need to replenish them. Unfortunately, many of my donors used to come from work. And in my new position, I have very little “face time” with other people. While in IT I knew everyone. In software, I work on projects in isolation, with headphones on and see no humans for days at a time.
So, here comes the hard part.