This weekend, courtesy Susan Stirewalt’s Amish sweet bread starter, I baked six loafs of bread. As I sat waiting for the loaves to finish baking I saw little bit of a TV interview with Tim Madigan, author of the book I’m Proud of You: My Friendship with Fred Rogers. I mention this because today I came across a weblog post related to Mr. Rogers fundraising before congress for $20 million. Please enjoy the video clip provided by YouTube, and goose-bumps courtesy of Fred Rogers.
I’m sure you’ve heard the discussion regarding fund raising as a profession…
Regardless of where you fall in this debate, it’s an important activity on so many levels.
In response to the the weekly group weblog session dubbed “Giving Carnival,” Gift Hub’s Phil Cubeta comments on the connection between Relationships and Philanthropy. I love his quote, “Maybe we treat the client as a moral agent in her own right and see ourselves as helping her bring into being her best self, through a morally heroic action, or an action much in character for her, in community with others to high and noble ends.”
Top Ten for the week
How one pilot makes flying less awful — Tocknell, give me a shout next time you’re in town
What is good: being relentlessly generous — Carol Lee, the key word here is “credit”
Video Tips for Nonprofits — Hat tip to Justin Perkins at FrogLoop.com keep up the good work!
Reaffirm a donor’s decision to give — and hurry!
Advice from another new voice
Children Slipping Further Behind after Katrina — Zeamer, Roberts, Arboleda, Schroeder, Eldred… I heard back Re: what we can do to aid in Katrina relief, so expect follow-up soon!
Kiva growth – check the metrics
10 reasons fundraising ain’t all that bad
Great new packaging? Let it speak for itself — You’re welcome Longo :-) Just Kidding (but seriously)
How You Can Salute the Troops
Thanks for reading The Philanthropy Primer this week. The articles listed above as well as several other items worthy of your time and attention are linked here: http://www.google.com/reader/shared/08736056237804700469