If you think your fundraising is annoying, it probably is.
If you understand that by presenting donors with the opportunity to give, you're helping transform their lives, your fundraising is probably excellent.
That's why I like this post at UK Fundraising: Are you really proud to be a fundraiser? A new manifesto for fundraising.
Consider posting this manifesto where everyone in your organization will see it:
This is a fundraising office
Treasury of the voluntary sector
Engine room of the change charities bring to the world
Through this office we connect the people who want to change the world with the people who can change it
We convert their ideals into the funding that allows charities to achieve their missions and visions
We underwrite charities' successes and insure against their failures
Friend you are about to enter sacred ground
This is a fundraising office.