A recent Nonprofit Quarterly article by Kathi Jaworski discusses Bill Somerville’s post on the National Center for Responsive Philanthropy blog. Somerville predicts “more risk taking” while “seeking out and funding outstanding people and organizations.” Read Jaworski’s story here: The Nonprofit Quarterly | Pinch Me I Must Be Dreaming: Is This the Future of Philanthropy?.
Neil Sagebiel wrote about Hollins University’s successful campaign results despite challenging economic times. His first piece of advice: “Be clear about who you are, where you’re going and how gifts are going to make a difference.” Read his 5 Fundraising Tips now.
Two weeks ago, we celebrated the tenth birthday of our first-born son. It was impossible then, and most especially today, to ignore how life as we knew it forever changed when he was only 14 days old.
It is fitting that today, the tenth anniversary of 9.11, we pay tribute to the victims, heroes and charitable legacies reluctantly established after the horrible attacks.
Here are some recent articles and websites offering perspectives: (more…)
Welcome to the debut interview of Stand Out, an npcoach.com original Q & A series. Allow me to introduce you to my friend, colleague and local rock star fundraiser Pete Cooper, President of the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga.
Q: Pete, How long have you been in the development business?
A: My primary job at the Community Foundation is fundraiser. I have been doing that for 21 years. But before that, while I was in the Trust Department of SunTrust Bank, (more…)