I'd like to improve on a quote I often use; "philanthropy, an awkward word that does so much good" by adding "ethics, a simple word that can ruin or fix everything." The thing is, ethical lapses don't have to happen. It's helpful to be talking … [Continue reading] about Ethics Rapid-fire for Your Next Staff Meeting
I entered my current professional fundraising position after it had been vacant for nine months. Knowing the importance of building relationships with those that had invested their philanthropy in the organization, I spent my first several months … [Continue reading] about Fundraising Ethics and Corporate Scholarships
What is "GivingThree?" I get this question a lot. This probably explains why the "about" page of this blog is among the most visited. "Giving three" is my shorthand description for the giving of "time, talent, and treasure." Or, as Martin Novom … [Continue reading] about What is GivingThree?
Typically, this time of year I see fundraising appeals from educational organizations, faith-based groups preparing for summer mission trips, and health-related (education/advocacy/research) groups that sponsor an athletic event (e.g. The Leukemia … [Continue reading] about Millennial fundraising epic FAIL
I'm thankful to have Lilya Wagner as a mentor, colleague, and generous friend. She's been an encouragement these past several weeks but has also been challenging me (in a good way) as we work together on a project. Recently Lilya forwarded me a link … [Continue reading] about Perspective on a Fundraiser’s Perspective