What type of friendship is a donor relationship? Is it really “not about the money”?
When Nikole Hannah-Jones was under review for tenure at UNC, a mega-donor who named the journalism school confidentially—and controversially—expresed his opposition to her tenure.
Are you overlooking your mid-level donors in your acknowledgment procedures? Maybe you’re overlooking major donors, too.
Generosity, love of place, and local commitment: this is a recipe that can save America’s small towns, revitalize its places.
What makes a “major” donor varies by organization. But whatever your organization considers a “major” gift, they’re becoming increasingly important.
Activist billionaires use community foundations to funnel even more money to their global and national causes.
Membership programs can be misused, but by and large, they are extremely valuable tools for fundraisers—and they’re good for donors, too.
Philanthropy is evermore concerned with “thinking big.” But are there virtues in “thinking small”—and what can you achieve then?
Obsession with numbers and metrics does the philanthropist—and his grantee—no favors.
Macro-trends, future-telling, and sector reports have their place. But they aren’t nearly as important as the fundamentals—and just cultivating donors.