Impersonal donor communication is harming nonprofit success and growth. On the latest Givers, Doers, & Thinkers, Jeremy Beer and Gabe Cooper discuss how nonprofits can be more “responsive” to donor interests—and make their work more interesting in the meantime.
Jonathan Haidt’s “The Righteous Mind” offers insight into why we disagree with each other and how we might better communicate. Late in 2020, it is an important book for Americans who are seeing the “lesser angels” of their compatriots.
One thing we can learn from the coronavirus crisis is the importance of local initiative to manage even major problems. Centralization leads to “fragility” which does not respond well to disruption, whereas smaller, decentralized initiatives tend to be “antifragile”—more nimble in the case of volatility.
It is essential to use stories to cultivate donors, raise money, and strengthen your organizations. Here are tips on the details and tone you should employ in your writing.
Successful organizations tell their story in a way makes it a story about their donors, too. Here’s how to help your donors identify with your story.
Storytelling is essential for good fundraising. Here’s why it matters and how to do it well. The first in a three-part series.
A questionable donor-intent protection scheme is resulting in a lawsuit of Hillsdale College against the University of Missouri.
A lawsuit against Fidelity Charitable’s management of a donor-advised fund may begin to answer questions about the legal rights donors have over the these increasingly popular charitable vehicles.
Donors would do well to consider the risks of large-scale DAFs and the benefits of boutique funds.