Major donors can bring stability and longevity to charities, but they can also become frustrated and/or cause frustrations if the charity and donor do not have clarity of expectations.
"Making a large donation to a small charity can have a profound effect on the organization and the cause it supports.
"But it also can give rise to several thorny etiquette issues, including how much say the gift giver gets over the charity’s operations and how best to handle subsequent requests for more funding from the big donor.
"For the donor, there is a fine line between making sure a large gift is used responsibly and attaching too many strings to it, which can heavily burden smaller organizations, experts say."--Anna Prior, The Wall Street Journal