Every year I dread the Tuesday after Thanksgiving – the day now known as Giving Tuesday.
It’s not that I don’t want to support deserving organizations. Rather, it’s that my inbox and social media feeds are inundated with pleas for assistance. Family, friends, co-workers, and acquaintances apply pressure. I’m overwhelmed by the deluge of requests and, more often than not, …read more »
Tremendous amounts of ink have been spilled over the recent passing of David Koch.
Writers have expressed quite a range of emotion – he has been deified and vilified. But, love him or not, it is undeniable that he believed in the power of private philanthropy. He gave generously to libraries, the arts, public policy organizations, and hospitals. He started …read more »
Recently, I reflected on exactly what I’ve learned over the course of the last year and a half working at DonorsTrust. As a career fundraiser, I noticed in my reflections that I kept going back to how little fundraisers really understand donor advised funds (DAFs).
This isn’t meant as a slight. I was in the same boat before moving to …read more »