In 2008, at an event honoring a colleague, I was asked to say a few words to mark the occasion. On a whim I raised my glass and offered up what I referred to as the “Fundraisers Toast.” The goal of the Fundraisers Toast is simple… be deliberate about celebrating the achievements of professional peers. In […]
If you’re like me, the term “planned gift” immediately conjures up visions of accountants, lawyers, and financial planners gathered around a large table stacked to the ceiling with superfluous paperwork situated in a musty building not far from a nursing home.
Morbid? Yes. Accurate? No.
Facebook and embedded giving aren’t the best examples of philanthropy. This story out of Wisconsin. Donors team up to preserve the Business school name for the next 20 years… that’s what I call philanthropy.