Raising Money Isn’t Like Dating – It’s More Difficult!

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I have often tried to explain the dynamic of fundraising by analogizing it to a human behavior most entrepreneurs are familiar with – dating and relationships.  In saying this I often get nervous laughs from an audience.  My guess is that it reflects an internal thought process in the listener that goes like this.  “Hmmm, that makes no sense…. Wait, I think I get it it…. Oh man, when I think of the goofy things I have done to get ____…. Ugh (nervous laugh).”

Anyway, to extend on the analogy please consider this.  What are you most interested in doing when you are dating:  Getting someone to like you, of course.  Think about how you accomplish this goal.  Are you…

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