I was recently privileged to attend a rather large conference (the Israeli Presidential Conference) with many big names and lots of exciting panel topics. The atmosphere was charged, the rooms were full of people I know I wanted to talk to, and I was looking forward to learning much.
One panel in particular had me running up the street in heels to try to be on time. Huge names and brands were on the stage, and the topic was something I definitely wanted to hear. Within 5 minutes, I knew it missed its mark.
A seen in eJphilanthropy
As we are all aware the past few years have seen a significant shift in donor relations. Gone are the days of knocking on doors and walking away with a check, not to be seen again until the following year.
Donors want more, need more and want to be more to the organizations that act as their agents of good. I am not telling you anything you don’t already know. However, knowing something and knowing what to do about it are two very different things. To help nonprofits cope with this shift, excellent resources have been developed. There are blogs, websites, books, organizations and consultants dedicated to helping nonprofits understand and utilize the tools available to them.