“Collecting Courage” calls all non-profit professionals to understand and respond to the immense privilege and oppression in this industry.
Good people’s spirits are being crushed by toxic organizations and their leadership, and they’re supposedly trying to do good in the world.
Most non-profits are great at getting gifts, but they quickly move on, forgetting about the donor. Don’t do that. Stay with that donor, and they’ll stay with you.
Donor research should support MGOs, not tell them what to do. That’s the manager’s job.
Some people want us to stop talking about being donor-centered. This is misguided.
Moving on to another organization is just a reality for most MGOs. That transition can be a good one, or not so good. YOU hold that key.