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19 Secrets Charity Fundraisers Will Never Tell You

It's like working in a call centre, but everyone hates you to your face.

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3. Our energy drink intake can be disturbingly high.

Because walking around for seven hours straight makes you SO TIRED.


4. We have experienced so many weird reactions to casual questions.

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It's not unheard of to have people slamming the door in your face or chasing you out of their garden with a rake.

8. … But we also have a ready-to-go excuse for anyone that invites us inside when we really, really don’t want to.

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Maybe it's the angry-looking dog lurking behind them, or maybe it's the fact that none of their lights are switched on and they've answered the door in nothing but their underwear.


11. We often judge people on everything – their houses, their clothes, their response to us – because it’s the only fun we get to have all day.


16. We know all the secret excuses that people can’t say no to.

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“Rejection handling” is a thing, and most fundraisers are taught to only take no for an answer on the third time.

Note: This post is based on one person’s experiences.

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