Stereotypes Are Good

Have you ever stereotyped someone? The topic of stereotypes and their role in philanthropy is of special interest to me as an African American professional in this field; but the message ought to be equally important for anyone who communicates across generational gaps. You may be surprised to read the next sentence. I like stereotypes….

Never Ask Again

If you ever donated to a nonprofit, the scene may be all too familiar: your one donation spawns a series of annoying repeat appeals…and makes you regret that moment of charity you succumbed to during the holiday season. Email, mail, telephone, and a combination of all three, are among the few tactics the insatiable development staff use…