I’m reminded of a great piece of advice from Barbara G. Stowe as we met with the team and the President of Aga Khan University in Nairobi, February 2014:
Philanthropy is a sacred proposition based on trust and there are no shortcuts to trust.
This dovetails with my previous post. It is something that, as fundraisers, we just cannot forget as fundraisers.
We are connecting donors with the change they wish to see in the world. Their own dreams, come to fruition. Their legacies in every form.
Honor your donors and your interactions with them.