Date registered: Apr 2004
Location: The BlueGrass State
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I just spotted the sign about raising money for charities and the arts. It reminded me of a conversation we had on BWOT a while back on the quality of politicians. Most everyone was bitching that we have a class of professional politician, whose entire worklife is set up to do just that. We complained that a system that supported that did not allow for many of the better quality people in the business and public life to enter with new and fresh ideas because they didn't have a base and were not prepared to deal with the professional politician.
Now it seems that someone from the outside that wants to enter that fray is rejected because they aren't a professional politician and have only spent their life work engaged in high bandwidth charities and fundraising for the arts and education.
By the way, knowing a few folks who "just" do charity fundraising pretty well, I would put their management skillset up against most anyone if they are showing $45Million numbers. It is not trivial work, anyone who thinks it is would be sadly misinformed.
Being smart is knowing the difference, in a sticky situation between a well delivered anecdote and a well delivered antidote - bear.