I really hate fundraising. It's humiliating and embarrassing to always have your hand out. A friend recently described me as a "passionate philanthropist ". It cracked me up. When I told Brian that, he laughed and said, "you're more like a passionate beggar. I couldn't agree more. I'm quite tired of being a beggar too.
When I see how much time I put into fundraising I always think of how much of that time I might be able to spend actually doing ministry if I didn't have to beg for money all the time.
I would write more but I have to go type up some letters looking for corporate sponsors. Trying to find the people who want to give and hooking them up with a need takes an ungodly amount of time.