John D. Bidwell | Sept 23, 2022 I was discussing a Culture of philanthropy with a colleague. Specifically, we were talking about being aware of and changing one’s own prejudices, attitudes, and mindset around money, and how personal feelings of scarcity and money will seep into, and limit, one’s fundraising work. “Awareness is … [Read more...] about Changing Your Mindset Around Money
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=la3FjvquQ2U&list=PL9mtQ5X41oSgBJRGSuG7TmlYjOCOjIGkM&index=12 Choose Abundance, intentionally What do I want folks to get out of my new book, Choose Abundance, especially now? In this segment of an interview with Rima Dael, the General Manager of WSHU in Fairfield, Connecticut, Rima asks me how we can … [Read more...] about “Choose Abundance” : What You can get out of this Book
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlfaLdLM0Jw&list=PL9mtQ5X41oSgBJRGSuG7TmlYjOCOjIGkM&index=10 Do you aspire to have a board that embraces fundraising? Many CEOs and development professionals do that sort of daydreaming…if only our board stepped up and loved fundraising!!! What if you introduced the concept of a Culture of Philanthropy … [Read more...] about Want Your Board to Embrace Fundraising? Create a Culture of Philanthropy Committee!
The Impact on an Organization's Mindset and Results of Creating a Culture of Philanthropy For the last several years, I have been privileged to be able to work with Mark Shapiro, the CEO of the Harry and Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center in Milwaukee, as he and his team have built a Culture of Philanthropy. Full disclosure, we shifted … [Read more...] about Laurie Interviews Mark Shapiro on the Impact of Creating a Culture of Philanthropy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNq6mV1ID1Y&list=PL9mtQ5X41oSgBJRGSuG7TmlYjOCOjIGkM&index=8 Setting Up a Donor Discovery Meeting to Build a Transformational Fundraising Program In this series of three blogs, I explore how to enhance your donor program in order to be more aligned with Transformational Fundraising. I share about what we’ve … [Read more...] about The Donor Discovery Meeting – A Key Step in Transformational Fundraising
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYf9VW3Vzqk&list=PL9mtQ5X41oSgBJRGSuG7TmlYjOCOjIGkM&index=6 Why Shift from Transactional to Transformational Fundraising? Do you want a robust and healthy collection of donors who support your organization’s mission? When you shift from Transactional to Transformational Fundraising, your agency will be on a … [Read more...] about Shifting from Transactional to Transformational Fundraising
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89V3oIjTSyw&list=PL9mtQ5X41oSgBJRGSuG7TmlYjOCOjIGkM&index=5 The importance of Strategic Planning A Strategic Planning process is a tremendous opportunity to create the invented, generative and bold future you desire—including a Culture of Philanthropy. When organizational leaders pause and begin to create a … [Read more...] about Strategic Planning and How it Can Support a Culture of Philanthropy
How to Engineer a Culture of Philanthropy I’ve been asked a number of times about the difficulty in making culture change. It seems so abstract! How can you actually change the culture? In my book, Choose Abundance, I suggest that if you want to engineer a Culture of Philanthropy you have to first identify what your current default culture is. … [Read more...] about Is it Possible to Actually Engineer a Culture of Philanthropy?
https://youtu.be/WGpi3rE9R9I As an organizational leader, you are a superhero. You likely step up, step in, and lean in! You take actions and build systems and structures that help deliver your mission. Maybe you’ve heard of the concept of a Culture of Philanthropy and you’d love to make it a reality in your organization! You’ve been trying … [Read more...] about Language and Culture Change: Mindset – Your Superpower
https://youtu.be/m4nvbrYPG7M As we explore this idea of a Culture of Philanthropy, it’s important to talk about exactly what we mean when we say the word ‘philanthropy’. What comes to mind for many is the notion of the 1% - super wealthy individuals. While individuals with an abundance of money are welcome to be part of the philanthropic party, … [Read more...] about What do we mean by Philanthropy?