The Philanthropy Primer

The philanthropy primer is short and sweet this week, because I have things at home that need to get done… and I’m a one man show. Hope you enjoy the links and articles provided below!

A Crossroads on the Path of Professionalism in Fundraising
Props to Lilya for an excellent reflective on fundraising as a career and it’s slow journey to profession… or are we technicians?

Rap video makes college telemarketing cool
I laughed at this when I watched it… and I thought of Jen, Carol and Stacie (caution, contains swears)

Art for Art’s Sake? Hardly!
I think this is a article worth review considering the bad rap arts gets in the world of philanthropy

Checklist For Year-End Appeals
This article reminded me of the Howard Taylor approach…
Pre-phone #1, Pre-phone #2, Email #1, Email #2, Don’t Phon-a-Thon, Send “sorry-we-missed-you-when-we-were-calling” letters #1 & #2 

More philanthropy news items can be found here:
http://www.google.com/reader/shared/08736056237804700469 

As always send comments or suggestions.

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About Benjamin Mohler

Benjamin Mohler has a keen interest in understanding the connection between culture and the practice of philanthropy in all cultures and particularly those in the developing world. His experiences working with international nonprofit organizations, extensive international travel, together with his graduate work at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota and leadership roles with local nonprofits combine to produce his expertise in these areas.

Currently, he is Director of Philanthropy and Development for The William States Lee College of Engineering at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNC Charlotte) and is responsible for designing and implementing the strategic development goals of the college and facilitating a culture of philanthropy. Before joining the advancement staff at UNC Charlotte, he worked for Cedarville University and the Cockrell School of Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin.

He is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) and serves as the Vice President of Membership for the Charlotte Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). Mohler serves AFP at an international level as a longstanding member of the AFP International Development Committee and is on the Publishing Advisory Committee for the AFP Fund Development Series of John Wiley & Sons.

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