Random Thoughts on Life and Work

September 12, 2006

Altar Philanthropy

Studio 501c has an interesting post on the 9th about making the best of a bad thing. To quote, “Kyle Paxman was supposed to get married today, but when she discovered six weeks ago that her fiance was cheating on her, she called off the wedding. Stuck with a contract for a 180-guest event at a nice hotel, she turned the day into a fundraising benefit for CARE USA and the Vermont Children’s Aid Society.” Now this is what I call making the best of a bad thing. The full text of the post can be found here.

Here are some questions to consider from the non-profit perspective:

  • How ready are you to respond to the request of a donor or prospect with a desire to impact their sphere of influence for your benefit?
  • Do you have the capacity to respond quickly to their needs?
  • Are you willing to let go of the reigns and allow him or her to do something outside of your normal channels?
  • Have you taken steps to facilitate the opportunity before it arises?

Just some thoughts.

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