Michael Griffin

Michael V. Griffin is a Senior Major Gifts Officer at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. He holds a B.A. and an M.B.A. from Otterbein University and has fundraising experience in both the healthcare and higher education sectors. 

Fundraising as trust-building

Given the decline of trust in American society, particularly trust in institutions, it’s refreshing to think of fundraising as a profession with a higher calling.

Fundraising and figurative language

The words we use shape the way that we and our donors think about fundraising. It’s fine to borrow ideas from other industries and institutions—let’s just make sure they’re the ideas we want.