Tag Archives: culture of philanthropy

Fundraising With the Right Tools

A few months ago, I bought a really good omelette pan. In my house, where I make salads and my husband is the chef of everything else, he has been wowed and excited by my excellent omelettes. I would like … Continue reading

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Building Fundraising Infrastructure

The businessman was ardently telling me how awful it was that nonprofits spend donated money on things like (gasp!) salaries, staff development, office space, benefits!  The money he gives, he told me, should only go to programs.  We’ve heard this … Continue reading

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That Culture of Philanthropy

You know, the thing everyone talks about, but so few people pay attention to.  After all these years of working in the field, I’m convinced that regardless of what we say, an organization that does not have a well-resourced development … Continue reading

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Who can give?

A friend who works at a nonprofit—not in development—emailed me in distress. Her Development Director asked her to look at a list of volunteers to the organization and tell her what she knew about these folks—specifically, their financial ability to … Continue reading

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Not Just Grants

The board member was telling me that his organization “doesn’t bother” with individual donors. “Grants,” he said (smugly, I might add), “make so much more sense.   Bigger dollars. Why spend time getting $100 or even $1,000 from a individuals?” I, … Continue reading

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