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
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
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?