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Fundraiser & Steward

And then there are donor meetings where you just have to say, “ We can find another way.” I had that meeting this week too. Donors always have good intentions. Fundraisers need to be good stewards of their intentions and philanthropy.

Continue Reading April 18, 2019 at 10:02 am Leave a comment

What is a Fundraising SME?

Here’s the bet – Compared to anyone not working in fundraising in your organization -YOU are the SME. You know more and have more experience than they do.

Continue Reading April 8, 2019 at 1:29 am Leave a comment

Do we have to accept that gift?

The largest gift your organization has ever received is on the horizon. Leadership doesn’t want to go through the hassles of convincing the board and others to accept it and provide recognition…….

Continue Reading October 30, 2018 at 3:49 pm Leave a comment

Moving Fundraising Forward

Sometimes, we need to have the courage of our convictions to have respectful, but sometimes challenging conversations about fundraising strategy, budget, goals and alignment. Often these discussions occur with our leaders – volunteer and professional – who may or may not have the same personal experience in fundraising that we have.

Continue Reading October 25, 2018 at 2:14 am Leave a comment

Warehouses of Wealth – Part 2

A donor advised fund (DAF) holds the DONORS’ money as he name implies. DONORS can do with it when they choose. If we are lucky enough to have donors who have set up DAFs, it is up to us to take them on a donor journey that opens their minds, their hearts and their giving. The DAF is merely a vehicle through which they can make a difference.

Continue Reading October 17, 2018 at 10:46 am Leave a comment

Philanthropic Fracking – Part 1

We can blame the 1991 IRS (and George HW Bush) ruling for allowing Fidelity to open this door and create this monster pile of money. A conflict of interest started immediately – Fidelity and their clan of investment houses earn money on all the money in those DAFs. Remember “too big to fail” – this is the philanthropic version.

Continue Reading October 7, 2018 at 11:30 am 1 comment

Philanthropic Intention

Fundraisers have a lot of tools – real and subjective – that allow us to measure a donor’s ability to make a significant gift to a nonprofit organization.

Continue Reading October 2, 2018 at 10:05 am Leave a comment

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