When I first started as an Administrator on the Cause that speaks loudest to me, Keep The Arts In Public Schools, I didn’t know the first thing about organized giving.
I contributed a big chunk of change and then I learned about how to leverage it. Since then, I’ve spoken with people at foundations who have both good and bad things to say about setting unreasonable goals and creating matching grants.
We’re SO fortunate in our Cause because there is no amount of giving or striving that hinders the benefit we provide for our benefactor. Just because we are lucky, doesn’t mean everyone will be, so please apply the following experience I share with a bit of perspective on how it can truly serve you.
Before I was an administrator of my Cause I wanted to organize what I called A Day of Giving. Mostly because I was interested in generating a result with the Cause to make other people take notice. We were brand new into a new administration and I could tell the national thermometer was still taking the temperature. Read the rest of this entry »