High Impact Philanthropy: How Donors, Boards, and Nonprofit Organizations Can Transform Communities

High Impact Philanthropy: How Donors, Boards, and Nonprofit Organizations Can Transform Communities

High Impact Philanthropy: How Donors, Boards, and Nonprofit Organizations Can Transform Communities

High Impact Philanthropy: How Donors, Boards, and Nonprofit Organizations Can Transform Communities

Synopsis

High Praise for High Impact Philanthropy

"Successful navigation through today's changing world of philanthropy requires greater understanding by nonprofits and donors. High Impact Philanthropy meets this need."-Roberta W. Gutman, Executive Director, Motorola Foundation

"At a time when the terrain of American philanthropy is so rapidly shifting in new and unprecedented ways, this bright and focused analysis stands as a beacon of innovative thinking for donors and community organizers alike. By sketching in bold strokes the case for more effective collaborative giving, this book may well help transform our communities in the twenty-first century."-Peter deCourcy Hero,President, Community Foundation Silicon Valley

"High Impact Philanthropy provides a thoughtful analysis of how venture philanthropy is changing the way nonprofits run and how philanthropists give. Important parallels are made to the business world, demonstrating how nonprofits and donors can both benefit from putting their business hats on and running their organizations and giving programs like businesses."-Jan D'Alessandro Wadsworth, Vice President, AOL Foundation

"High Impact Philanthropy is an effective and articulate guide to planning a major gifts strategy, soliciting major gifts from individuals in a personable and efficient manner, and integrating this essential task into the very structure of a nonprofit organization."-Claude Rosenberg, Founder, New Tithing Group

Excerpt

In the Introduction, Kay Sprinkel Grace sets the stage for the book—examining what has been called the “golden age of philanthropy” and calling for nonprofits and investors to work with their communities to ensure the highest impact.

Part I looks at the new philanthropy and its impact on the major gifts culture. Kay Grace begins the book by contrasting the traditional transactional giving and the new transformational giving and presents the community/nonprofit/donor-investor partnership model for high impact philanthropy. The book then goes on to discuss the role of major gifts in the overall development plan, and in that chapter Kay describes major transforming gifts as both a program and a result. Alan Wendroff then lays out the requirements for building a culture within organizations that will support the transformational giving process, followed by Kay's subsequent development the principles and steps needed to make the case for major gifts both inside and outside the organization.

Part II looks at the new donor-investor and Kay explores donor motivation as the key to transformational giving. From there, Alan, looks at the impact of major giving and presents a case study. Chapter 7 carefully reviews the new major donors that are restructuring 21st century philanthropy, and in that chapter Kay cites the opportunities and challenges for organizations and what nonprofits must do to position themselves as sound investments in this new era. Alan expands upon that discussion by looking at specific techniques for research and networking.

Part III develops the new donor/organization partnership. Alan leads off that section with a tactical approach to asking for major gifts and describes new approaches to volunteer and donor involvement. Kay develops new approaches to nonprofit marketing, which is a critical change area in the new philanthropy. In that chapter she uses examples from corporate . . .

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