Monthly Archives: October 2010

Imitative Philanthropy: An Alternative to Issue Philanthropy and Impact Philanthropy

A post by Sean Stannard-Stockton this week, The Rise of Issue-Agnostic Philanthropy contrasts two schools of philanthropy, Issue Philanthropy and Impact Philanthropy. The best way to define them is to quote a question Sean poses in the post: Quick quiz, … Continue reading

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Real Food Does NOT Come in a Box, and Neither Do Real Donors

The best insight I’ve ever received into major donor development and the coaching of champions came from my wife, Hyun Sook. “Food,” she opined, “does not come in a box.” We were not at that moment talking about major donor … Continue reading

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Most Nonprofits Have Too Many Donors, Most Churches Have Too Many Members

Great post last week on Harvard Business Review from Hanna Halaburda entitled Fewer Customers, but the Right Ones. Halaburda pans dating site eharmony.com‘s latest promotion–a ten day free trial: To successfully match people who are looking for a long-term relationship, eHarmony … Continue reading

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