I’ve said it before; I’ll say it again. You can dislike Picasso’s paintings. You have a right to that personal opinion. But you cannot disagree with art experts who tell us that Picasso is a seminal artist.
Just because you are a board member of some nonprofit does not give you the expertise or authority to use your personal opinion to stop good fundraising. The body of knowledge (based on research, experience, expertise, best practice) is what drives effective fund development.
There are facts. There is evidence. This face-free zone that has become the U.S. is an embarrassment and a danger.
Seth Godin has a great blog (April 9, 2012) talking about opinion. Here’s my suggestion to every competent professional, everyone with expertise: When confronted with a non-expert’s personal opinion, hand out a copy of Seth’s blog.