Archive for May, 2008

Re Hildy Gottlieb’s post

Posted on May 29, 2008. Filed under: Fundraising, Non-profits |

I posted these comments on the blog regarding Hildy Gotlieb’s piece about donors:

Donors’ Rights Versus Charity Independence

One of the biggest blunders of the nonprofit world in the past 50 years is the excessive emphasis donating gifts that are restriced to “program” dollars. The nonprofit sector has trained donors to not give them unrestricted funds, and now they complain incessently about how hard it is to get unrestricted funds.

Give to the charities you think have a chance, and let the visionaries be visionaries. Is this “market driven?” – I don’t know and I don’t care — there’s a quote by Henry Ford that is appropriate – “If I had given the people what they wanted – I would have invented a faster horse.”

If the charity does not meet your expectations, do not continue to give to them in the future. That part of the equation is “market” driven.

Bill Huddleston
CFC Expert
The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is the world’s largest source of unrestricted funds – $1 billion in the past 5 years.

How much did your non-profit receive?

— Bill Huddleston May 29, 01:37 PM

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