Clinton/Slate 60/Gates Sr./Turner/Bloomberg Philanthropy Insights Insights from the Clinton/Slate 60 Philanthropist Gathering. Read more on the conference that marked the tenth anniversary of the Slate 60, a list of the sixty US citizens who give the most to charity each year.
on Post Katrina Giving Impact and Donor Fatigue
Results of a nationwide online informal survey of 500+
nonprofit leaders, volunteers, donors and consultants on the diversion
of funds from non-disaster causes to disaster related causes. Survey
was conducted with www.commulinks.com
and other associates.
Melding of 'High-Touch' With 'High-Tech' For Philanthropic Uplift
A thought stimulus piece prepared for the November
21-22 gathering in Cambridge to form the Uplift Academy. For more information
about the Uplift Academy go to http://www.omidyar.net/group/uplift/.
Best, Lapsed, Lost Donors Some
of the hardest and most satisfying work that consultants like myself
and savvy fundraisers do, is listening to lapsed, lost and best donors.
Now more than ever, I believe we all need to be listening to donor voices
and preventing what happened after 9/11. (More)
Resolutions Take your major donors for a walk
and talk. Ask, "Which of your philanthropic gifts in 2005 was most
satisfying. Listen. Remember. Do not make another request then.(More)
Engaging Financial Advisors
Projections indicate that in the next 15 years there
will be a $15.5 Trillion intergenerational wealth transfer in the US.
If nothing changes, $10 Trillion will go to family inheritors, $2.2
Trillion will go to charities and about $3 Trillion to Uncle Sam.
Learning in Singapore An
expert has been defined as someone who has been in a country less than
two weeks or more than 20 years. As a visitor to the Singapore philanthropy
and volunteer scene for 10 days, I am among those dangerous experts!
10 Predictions 1.
Savvy fundraisers become donor advocates and coaches loyal to the giver.
from planned taking . . . to planned donor controlled direct giving.
Debriefings Do you regularly conduct written
and verbal "donor satisfaction evaluations?” It's
much easier to salvage a donor when they are moderately upset versus
trying to recover a donor after they've slammed the door shut and won't
article was researched and written after last years e-Philanthropy Conference
and is offered as a recap of that event prior to the September 24 &
25, 2001 Conference in Virginia. (More)
Good Giving Create
an employer/employee "Give Back Team" to determine your giving
mission, strategies, goals and plans that align with your yacht brokerage
business mission, values, and employee passions. One of the best predictors
of joyful, habitual, high-impact giving is having a written giving mission
Are We Hard Wired To Give?
By their first birthday, infants clearly demonstrate the human need
and ability to empathize, to connect, to care...to share. There is a
very real "givers high" and even a measurable improvement
in immune system functioning that comes from giving of ones self. (More)
10+ NonProfit Self-Assessment Tips Provisions
of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act for business accountability could be applied
to nonprofits. Public expectations of nonprofits are significantly higher
than for business . . . and most nonprofits meet that higher standard.
Now more than ever there is an opportunity to exceed public expectations
and re-build any trust that may have been lost. (More)
"To Self-Audit . . . Or Not?" Deep
support for the work of nonprofits depends on deep trust between donors
and nonprofits. Nonprofit self-audits can help build that trust. The
self-audit referred to here, goes beyond a traditional financial audit
to one that addresses seven performance areas and involves feedback
from board members, staff, major donors and other stakeholders. (More)
Rules For A Safe Learning Environment What
you hear here stays here. It's ok to speak with others about your reactions
and stories. Get an ok from anyone else before speaking about his or
her comments, issues, and issues. (More)
Crafting Your 30-second Elevator
It's the uncommon yet critical conversation
with new potential supporters that is borrowed from the world of venture
capital pitches. You have one chance to make a great first impression.
Time is of the essence. The message must rise above the competing noise.
What I learned from children about giving and
receiving Giving neighborly support often
has been easier for me than receiving it. A near-death car accident
in September 2002 followed by extensive shoulder surgery changed my
perspective in a heartbeat. (More)
With Amazing Grace: Grandmother Alma "She
looks a lot like my favorite, late Aunt Alma," I thought as I walked
down the aisle at the Living Enrichment Center in Portland, Oregon,
and was magnetically drawn to a sprightly, silver- haired woman. I sat
down next to her. She introduced herself saying, "Hello, I'm Alma."
Coincidence? I prefer to believe it was something more. Thus began our
serendipitous relationship. (More)
of the report: "PhilanthropyNow: Seeding The New Generation of
Live interviews with 30 new generation, half high-tech
givers or could-be-givers addressed these questions: (1) "Why does
the new generation give or not give?" (2) "What do nonprofit
leaders need to know to survive and thrive?" (3) "How can
good giving be good business?" The answers to these and other essential
questions are contained in the 12 key issues and 12 provocative propositions.
ARTICLES, INTERVIEWS & PLACES QUOTED
"Re-Gaining Public Trust In Nonprofits As National Philanthropy
Day, November 15th Approaches" posted at or http://charitychannel.com/guestshare/
in: "More Than Numbers"- Advancing Philanthropy (magazine
of the Association of Fundraising Professionals) November-December
of commissioned articles: "Philanthropy: Giving & Asking
Resolutions for 2001; "Good Giving As Good Business Self-Assessment
Questions"-Portland Business Journal; "A Mission Statement
Is Just As Important In Giving"; "Pioneers Head West To
Take on e-Philanthropy"; "Stockholders Benefit When Company
Gets Involved"; "Business Gives More If Get-Back Is Part
Of Equation"; "Give Until It Feels Good"; Philanthropy
Now Findings" in Portland Business Journal
in: "The New Generation of Entrepreneurial Givers - To Give Or
Not To Give?-The NOT-FOR-PROFIT CEO, 10/98
review of "Looking Out For The Future" by the Monitor Institute
to be published at www.charitychannel.com
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