The 5 Points of Possibility This is part 1 of a 5-part blog. The 5 Points of Possibility are a key component of my model for building and sustaining a Culture of Philanthropy, and are a central theme in my book Choose Abundance. These points began to emerge after the first course I co-led for development professionals. At the end of the … [Read more...] about Using the 5 Points of Possibility to Build and Sustain 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?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yd4lm5uurKU&list=PL9mtQ5X41oSgBJRGSuG7TmlYjOCOjIGkM What if there was an instruction manual for building a Culture of Philanthropy? What if you could remove the blocks your organization encounters in fund-raising and community engagement? Now we are announcing Choose Abundance: Powerful Fundraising for … [Read more...] about Choose Abundance Annoucement: Breaking News at Rainmaker Consulting
We are often asked “Why should we take the time to provide orientation and training to all of our staff and board towards a Culture of Philanthropy? Don’t we really just need our key leadership trained in donor relations?” Our answer is simple: Because creating and maintaining a culture of philanthropy is an all-encompassing team effort. The … [Read more...] about From birchbark canoe paddler to major donor: How training staff AND board made all the difference
So, your organization is about to embark in a strategic planning process…and you want your plan to be powerful, long-lasting and visionary. On the other hand, you want it done quickly, you want it to be easy and you don’t want it to be too much work. Well, you can’t have everything! Or, maybe you can. … [Read more...] about Strategic Planning + A Culture of Philanthropy = One Abundant Organization