I seem to talk to a lot of Executive Directors of nonprofits who claim to enjoy fundraising. Without questioning their integrity, I doubt most of them. I suspect that what they really enjoy is talking about their organization, telling the stories of their team and the people they serve. When it comes to the moment when the actual asking for money part comes along I still suspect they lose a little enthusiasm. That’s why there are people who make a better than living as fundraising consultants and trainers. I just received an invitation to a free local workshop on fundraising from an US based group, Benevon. I can’t vouch for them in any way, but I might be interested in checking out the introductory presentation if my schedule allows. They also have a blog that I’m going to add to my google reader.