An Offer to Donors

An Offer to Donors

C.S. Lewis once wrote, “For many of us, the great obstacle to charity lies not in our luxurious living or desire for more money, but in our fear – fear of insecurity.” Point being, there is a perceived competition for a limited amount of financial resources. If...
Our Quest For Significance

Our Quest For Significance

Each of us, through our contributions as volunteers and benefactors, holds the power to change the course of society for the better. We can leave our mark on this world with the time and resources that we dedicate to others. That is what becomes our legacy. The...
How Can Your Nonprofit Startup Attract Donors?

How Can Your Nonprofit Startup Attract Donors?

Starting a nonprofit is no different than starting a for-profit business. There are thousands that spring up each year, and unfortunately, thousands more that go under within their first few years of existence. The reality is, even the best causes aren’t enough to...
Keeping Up to Date on Your Giving Capacity

Keeping Up to Date on Your Giving Capacity

I’ve said it before and I’ll keep saying it because I know it to be unambiguously true, and because I think potential donors always need to hear it: when we know we can do more to make an impact, we want to do more. But, how do we figure that out? It starts with...
Philanthropically Funding the Arts, Pt. 2

Philanthropically Funding the Arts, Pt. 2

When funding the arts, tangible feedback is difficult to ascertain aside from naming a theatre, etc. As such, it keeps donors away. They feel like their money can make a bigger impact in other areas. That’s fine and likely true. Another major criticism of arts funding...
Philanthropically Funding the Arts, Pt. 1

Philanthropically Funding the Arts, Pt. 1

My passion is philanthropy. I live by my own philosophy of charitable giving and I have dedicated my career to helping others do the same. I talk about philanthropy interchangeably with charity and giving, though I think among these concepts of generosity,...