Help Donors Leave Legacies: Create Philanthropic Autobiographies

 “People do not give to the most urgent needs, but rather they support causes that mean something to them.” This is the key finding from a report done by the Centre for Charitable Giving and Philanthropy at the University of Kent: “How Donors Choose Charities.” They begin their study from [...]

Fundraisers: Don’t Look In Other People’s Wallets

Higher salary. Nicer car. An assistant. Perks.  Nonprofit C-level executives are compensated better than their coworkers. There is a definitely a wide wage gap between senior managers and fundraisers, program managers and those in the field. But does that automatically mean senior managers should be expected to donate at a [...]

Nonprofits, Say Yes To Employee Giving Programs

Never deprive someone the chance to become a philanthropist There are plenty of reasons to oppose employee giving: Pressure to give. Power dynamic. Staff already give through hours of unpaid overtime. Employees are underpaid. Disproportionately affects the lowest paid employees. In last week’s post, I looked at five reasons why [...]

By |2021-02-09T15:21:09-05:00February 11th, 2021|Nonprofit Management, Nonprofit Sector, Philanthropy|

5+ Reasons Why Targeting Black Donors Helps Black Communities (And Your Nonprofit!)

Black Gives Back.  According to a study by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, black people give 25% more of their income than their white counterparts. We are, hands down, the largest group of givers in our country… and yet, we don’t see recognition in the media. Rather than realizing how generous [...]

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