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I am the Founder and Executive Director of a nonprofit organization called Exhale. As the leader, I spend the vast majority of my time raising money. Exhale receives no government funding and we earn our revenue primarily through foundation grants and the generous contributions of individual donors.
Because I am a professional fundraiser and nonprofit leader, you might assume that the idea of America’s most well-known billionaires – Bill Gates and Warren Buffett – hatching a well-marketed plan to get other members of their elite club to give away half of their money to charity would get me excited. You might think that I should spend all my time trying to figure out how to get my hands on it.
You would be wrong. (more…)