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Beyond Fundraising

What is a “culture of philanthropy” — and why does it matter? In Beyond Fundraising: What Does it Mean to Build a Culture of Philanthropy?, Cynthia Gibson, part of the Hass Foundation Leadership Initiative, synthesizes her conversations with diverse experts, offers a framework for understanding what a culture of philanthropy might look like, and provides suggestions on how to know if you have one.  The paper suggests that, without a deeper shift in how organizations hold the work of fund development, simply adopting new tools and techniques may not be enough.

And then take a look at why Nell Edgington, nonprofit consultant, doesn’t think that this report will move the needle on the sector’s money woes.  Read why she believes A Nonprofit “Culture of Philanthropy” Is Not Enough. 

What do you think?