An end-of-year collection of interesting and insightful passages.
Albert Barnes loved art as much as he hated the Philadelphia art establishment. The bylaws for his foundation reflected that . . . but they were not respected.
Jurisdiction includes nonprofit tax law and its oversight.
Religious organizations make us more charitable, but they provide a more basic benefit: giving individuals a social identity.
Existing donors, both lapsed donors active, are already engaged in a conversation with you, one that they’re happy to participate in. You can leverage this existing relationship to boost their lifetime value and increase the percentage of donors giving at any moment. And handwritten thank you notes are a powerful ally in this effort.
Editor David Callahan notes that philanthropic and nonprofit trade groups might “be out of touch with their own communities.”
And in philanthropy?
As tracked by Candid, of top 200 givers, 121 are left-of-center and 21 are right-of-center. All but two of top 20 are left-leaning.
Foundations fundraising can be time-consuming and exhausting. But it’s worth the work, and it will pay off in the long run.
It’s no small task—and takes no small amount of trust—to hire an MGO. Here’s how to find a great fundraiser.