Giving Compass launches giving planner (and it’s awesome)

person using white tablet computerThe Giving Compass giving planner allows you to create your annual philanthropic plan, and manage and analyze your contributions (cash, in kind and volunteering). In addition, they provide input about what others in your demographic are funding and at what levels, which builds philanthropic community and personal accountability.  All of these elements encourage more informed and greater giving. Read more…

it's just pie

This problem of getting money to the right people, at the right time and under the right circumstances, continues to haunt me. With years of experience as a fund-raiser and a grant-maker, I am continually perplexed at how difficult it can be to get money into the hands of those doing the work. More frustrating to watch is what a struggle it is for agencies doing good work to get the money they need to operate successfully without stress and anxiety about how to keep the programs running next year, how to adequately compensate fabulous staff members and how to grow awareness of the issues they tackle day in and day out. The work is infinite, the pot of money is finite, and may the best pitch/proposal/auction win. This resource scarcity doesn’t support the work effectively and I find myself Read more…