September 30, better known as The Day Before the 4th Quarter has arrived. Beginning tomorrow we’re off to the races. October 1 thru December 31 is often the busiest part of the year for fundraising professionals, especially those in the annual fund world. And there is no better time to take a moment to regroup.… More The Fourth Quarter is Here!
Too often, we spend all of our time letting others know what our institution wants from them. It’s a ‘gimme gimme gimme’ attitude and it doesn’t optimize the relationship with our donors, especially leadership annual fund, major gift and planned giving donors. Maybe it’s time we listened a bit more. The most successful philanthropic relationships… More When Interests Collide
Many thanks to Kay – one of the gettinggiving.com faithful – for forwarding an article earlier this week about for-profit online education. Both “scary” and “progressive” are words to describe Kevin Carey’s vision of higher education in the future. . . a comprehensive catalog of classes that can be delivered with a simple click of… More Degree for sale. Cheap.
There is a touching article on Bloomberg.com today that demonstrates the power of philanthropy. It’s a short piece about David Robinson (NBA Superstar) and his relationship with a group of kids at Gates Elementary in San Antonio. His personal pledge to these students was to pay for their college education if they met some basic… More Pay it Forward