In the zero-sum world of small, greedy fundraisers, every dollar given to someone else is a dollar they lose.
They live in a world of competition, scarcity, and martyrdom where their success is at the expense of others - even those who give.
How so? Just look at the guilt-exchange of moral posturing that the $5 latte someone sips should be sacrificed and that $5 should go to feed a starving child or rescue a shivering puppy or shelter a mother escaping desperate ways.
But what if I not only have a $5 latte in my hand but also another $5 in my pocket?
What if I have enough to do both - sip my beverage and give you money?
But that's not your world, is it. And you know the guilt-exchange messaging works for you so you use it - over and over again - telling the world you don't believe in generosity but in scarcity.