Monthly Archives: February 2010

Goodbye donor pyramid. Hello champion P/E/O-ramid

The dust has settled at The Agitator after Roger and Tom’s epic series on The Donor Pyramid Lie. Still, Joanne Fritz hit up with two epic posts of her own (here and here) this past week that have me thinking … Continue reading

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When donors want to get personally involved in challenging causes, don’t rebuke or patronize them. Train them!

In one of my series of posts on how nonprofits and donors responded to the Haiti earthquake, I noted that the conversation between nonprofit disaster relief agencies and donors typically unfolds like so in situations like this: Donor: How can … Continue reading

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Who holds donors accountable for their giving?

A fun New York Times piece by Susan Dominus on The Secret Society for Creative Philanthropy raises a killer question that virtually never gets talk about in our line of work, namely: Who holds donors accountable for their giving? The … Continue reading

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