MILESTONE THINKING - On-target observations in brief
There’s one attribute above all that fundraisers must cultivate, and that is being a good listener. It’s not difficult, in theory. Just keep your mouth shut and your ears open.
Fundraising is the gentle art of teaching the joy of giving.
Educating future leaders
Launched in 2007, the Maharishi Institute (MI) – a registered Section 18A charity – combines university education, vocational industry training, and employment all in one facility.
MI assists young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to access and successfully complete an internatio...
The five deadly sins of fundraising
Here’s a list of how otherwise strong and successful development operations fall into the five deadly sins of fundraising:
Sin 1: Failing to prioritise fundraising
For so many non-profits, the development office is a second-class citizen. Organisations that relegate fundraising ...
Studies examine men vs. women in giving
New research by the Women’s Philanthropy Institute at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy delves into how gender differences in income affect where couples give, their different motivations for giving, and who supports causes aimed at women and girls.
Findings of the...
That doesn't sound like me!
The doctor I interviewed for the hospital’s next appeal was great. The doctor and I got into a discussion about recent neuroscience and how it bends behaviour. He uses neuroscientific tactics with his patients, to keep them on their medication. I use similar tactics with donor prospects,...