Posted by Brendan Kinney
Moderator of #fundchat
One fundraiser proclaimed his challenge: “The death of the unrestricted gift.” He went on to explain that donors are much more interested in giving to a specific project or initiative rather than provide general unrestricted support to his organization. He described increasing pressure from donors to want to know the specific impact of their giving.
Join the #fundchat community on Wednesday, June 6 at 12 p.m. EDT for an hour-long tweetchat about, “The Death of the Unrestricted Gift.”
Here is the line-up of questions that will be discussed (a new question is posed about every 10 minutes during the chat):
Q1 Do you agree that donors today favor restricted vs. unrestricted giving? Why is this?
Q2 How has the “death of the unrestricted gift” impacted your organization and operations?
Q3 Do you find that it’s generally major donors who are most interested in restricted gifts?
Q4 What kind of communication do you do with donors who want to know the impact of their giving?
Q5 Is cultivating unrestricted gifts a lost cause? What might we do to convince donors otherwise?
Did we miss any questions or issues? Share them below in the comments section!
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