'Where there's muck there's brass' is a 20th century expression but the 17th century English Naturalist expressed the notion in A collection of English proverbs, in 1678: "Muck and money go together."
This expression continues to be true. At Frontier, we dig into the muck of email fundraising, website maintenance, and direct mail production to bring value to charities who can’t master all of the finer technicalities of today’s fundraising. In my own life I pursued an accounting designation to better serve my community while most of my business graduate peers felt it was a discipline filled with too many details to bother.
Do what others fear. Do what other’s are too lazy to do themselves.