"Too often charity is about the redemption of the giver, not the liberation of the receiver." Robert Egger, DC Central Kitchen
What is charitable giving and what does it mean to give? Who can we ethically ask for large donations? As a newly minted fundraiser, I'm thinking through all of this. I had a great conversation recently with a more senior fundraiser who told me about the concept of community-centric fundraising. It made me think more about the ethics of wealth management. If your money is sitting on a DAF accruing interest rather than in a mon-profit's bank account, is that ethical? How do we, as fundraisers, convince more people to leave less money to their children and more money to organizations that support their communities?
There's a lot to unpack there, but in case you're feeling the love, make a contribution to my work here: www.givemn.org/story/Vobs.