Daily Archives: August 24, 2013

Are You On a Date with Your Charity or a One-Night Stand?

By |August 24th, 2013|

When you give to a charitable request, are you placing a Band-Aid on a problem, accelerating an opportunity, buying time for the organization, paying off an immoral employee, or creating a solution? When you give your money are you bringing strings attached or unattached? When you give of your donation, what are you really expecting from the charity in which you are supporting? Do you give earmarked dollars or free-will money to be used however the charity sees fit? And will you care if the money is not properly used to your expectations [...]

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Who Makes the Giving Decisions?

By |August 24th, 2013|

Who makes the giving decisions? Is might be the number one question every fundraising professional should ask when meeting with a potential donor? Is it the husband or the wife or both equally? Is it the patriarchal grandfather who happens to be the chairman of the board of the family foundation? Is it the next generation of family members who can decide? Or might it even be the trustee over one’s trust? Be a friend, an attorney or a corporate bank – the question remains the same – who makes the giving/grant making [...]

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