January 22, 2012

I read it while flying between Boston and Winnipeg. Presenting in Boston. Working with the Winnipeg Foundation (first community foundation in Canada).

Lovely stories in 3D Philanthropy. Good insights and observations from author Fraser Green. Fraser wants to help “make your donors love you by connecting with their minds, hearts and souls.” Here are some of his tips:

— Simply start slipping the words “beauty” and “beautiful into your work vocabulary when you talk to donors.

— Being clear on who you are and what you stand for matters to your donors.

— Imagine that you live to be 100. Your friends and family throw a big party. After you blow out your hundred candles (if you can!) people start to make short speeches about you. Looking ahead to that day, from where you are now, what would you want them to say about you?

Read this lovely book. Share it with your board members. Think about the three dimensions of your donors. Enjoy the stories and insights and observations and tips.


About Simone Joyaux

A consultant specializing in fund development, strategic planning, and board development, Simone P. Joyaux works with all types and sizes of nonprofits, speaks at conferences worldwide, and teaches in the graduate program for philanthropy at Saint Mary’s University, MN. Her books, Keep Your Donors and Strategic Fund Development, are standards in the field.

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