The back and forth at the Agitator (Belford and Craver) …. and all the marvelous comments from people all over the world.
The back and forth at the Critical Fundraising Blog …. at the new Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy in the U.K.
Everyone in your organization should read this… THE WHOLE THING! It’s the comments that count. The original Agitator column stimulates the comments.
I’ll say it again: Read the whole Agitator thing! Now, read the whole Critical Fundraising thing!
And let’s join voices and tell the truth and explain. Explain through stories and metaphors. Don’t explain through data!
Convince some donors and get them to tell the story about why overhead matters.
Let’s launch a donor fight FOR overhead.
Keep up the critique of those silly watchdog groups who made this the center of their evaluations. Then after their leadership in furthering this fiasco… these watch doggies changed their tunes and said something like “of course, overhead isn’t bad; it’s necessary.” (Although they didn’t actually say they had helped further the fiasco and were sorry.)
Join the fight FOR overhead. Tell stories. Get your donors to tell stories about why overhead matters.