Titles for Fundraisers Revisited

Not long ago I bookmarked a blog posting by David Lawson asking the question, “philanthropy, when did it become about fundraising?” In his post on Working Philanthropy, Lawson correlates the role of fundraising and a healthy nonprofit organization to the legacy of Steve Jobs. “Fundraising is a necessary part of philanthropy, but it in no way should […]

Pull Up a Chair – Seating Strategies

“All around the mulberry bush the monkey chased the weasel…” Cue second grade: You marched to the music, round and round the circle, strategically eyeing your classmates and waiting for your teacher to raise the record player’s needle (those born after 1985). The music stopped. You scrambled for a chair — any chair — to […]

Questioning Diversity in Fundraising

Why don’t more nonprofits make an overt effort to incorporate diversity into their culture? Why doesn’t the topic of diversity come up when we talk about strategy at nonprofit staff meetings?