Tag Archives: Philanthropy

Some Supporters Can’t Support That

Controversy and politics can have a deleterious effect on nonprofit organizations, and the Public Theater should have been aware of the potential risks. Continue reading

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Nonprofits and the Relationship Attention Deficit Disorder

Ten years ago, I went through a pretty traumatic divorce, and when I thought I was ready, I signed up for a couple of online dating services which I won’t name.  I tried it for a few months, but nothing … Continue reading

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Reactionary Giving

The inspiration of this surge in giving, in my opinion, seems to have little to do with actual philanthropy, but is more intended as a political poke in the eye of the current Trump administration. Continue reading

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In Praise of Small Events

Many of the people and organizations I talk to about development strategy think that fundraising is all about big events like walks, runs, and galas.  They do not seem to realize that these things take a great amount of time, … Continue reading

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Slot Machines and Fundraising

It used to be that slot machines could only be found in Nevada and Atlantic City, but over the years, as states sought more funding for their bloated budgets, more and more of them legalized some forms of gambling, and … Continue reading

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Announcing a Donor Gift? Not so Fast!

A few years ago, after I had started my fundraising business, I read a story in the local paper that I thought would be my big break.  A local school district had decided to cut the last industrial arts automotive … Continue reading

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When Will We get that Money?

Over the years, I have been involved with a number of organizations which were supported by businesses that did fundraisers for their causes.  They usually involved holding an event at their establishments and gave us a percentage of 25% to … Continue reading

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