What makes a good fundraiser

These are suggestions from a recent thread on LinkedIn of what makes a good fundraiser, anymore suggestions?

You need to be passionate about the cause – people give to people .

  • Have belief in the cause, it is hard to be passionate about it otherwize
  • Being clear about what you want to achieve to communicate your message well
  • You need a strong backbone; be prepared for knock backs
  • Have a good understanding of the donors and what they want/expect in return
  • Being able to build and maintain relationships
  • Determination and persistence to find the secure the funding; 
  • A pride in what you do
  • Understanding of the fundraising environment
  • To take advantage of every offer of help