Fundraising was, for me, one of the hardest parts of the project. During a visit to a local high school, one of the teachers asked if I had any fundraising suggestions for the students who were training for their own charity bike ride.
My initial response was almost “Don’t be me”, but I restrained myself and suggested approaching local businesses and writing letters to philanthropists – two things I had not had the guts to do myself for my own fundraising, hence I was sure they
would be effective. (from the book, Cycle of Learning, page 56)
Since then I’ve had time to think about some more helpful advice. This is a list of 10 things I wish someone had told me before I had to learn it all the hard way.