Think Before You Endow

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I was recently asked at a public forum why I don’t like endowments. I answered: “It’s not so much that I don’t like endowments. It’s that nonprofits and their donors…
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Waiting. And Waiting.

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There’s an epidemic of deferred philanthropy in this country. What do I mean? Let’s imagine that your house is burning. Firefighters arrive on the scene, and they offer you three…
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Free Pass

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Do nonprofits give their donors a little too much credit? I’m not asking if nonprofits give their donors too much recognition. It’s fine to carve donors’ names into bricks, put…
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Endowments, Pro and Con

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OK. I admit it. Sometimes I go a bit overboard to prove a point. A friend of mine made me realize this the other day. She chided me: “You’re always…
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