On Thursday 01 March 2007 16:03, Peter Scott wrote: > [Copied to advocacy list in a probably vain attempt.] > > On Wed, 28 Feb 2007 15:25:24 +0100, demerphq wrote: > > > > This seems like something that should be handled by the donations to > > TPF (or some similar organization) by hiring a professional to do it > > right. Isnt this exactly why we have a donation fund? So that we can > > pay to get the stuff that we arent good at done properly by a > > professional? > > Wow, what he said. I was sharpening my keyboard to make the same comment > when I read this. I've seen a little of how professional fundraisers work > and they are *so* different from your average hacker. Not only do they > possess a charisma for communicating with moneybags that eludes most of > us, but their constant exposure to that work will likely lead them to > ideas that haven't occurred to us. > Hear hear - it's a point that's often overlooked. We're professional programmers for a reason and they're professional fundraisers for a reason. -- Richard Foley Ciao - shorter than aufwiedersehen http://www.rfi.net/ ps. Please resend any bounced or unanswered emails.