Tag Archives: funding

Artists truly for the arts

Last month I attended a Jackson Browne concert in Santa Monica. As great as Jackson Browne is, that may not sound remarkable on its face, even when I add that another 1970s icon, Gary Wright, was also on the bill, and the “house band,” Venice, is a highly accomplished group with numerous albums and world tours to their credit. […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

Planting a tree of life in the Galilee

“It takes a noble man to plant a seed for a tree that will some day give shade to people he may never meet.” – Dr. David Trueblood  In fundraising, sometimes we get lucky. Sometimes we get to work on a fundraising campaign that means even more than the buildings it funds, the programs it […]

1 Comment Continue Reading →

The Alexia Foundation supports photographers as agents for change

The most important issues of our time – the most important events in history – many of us can recall the photographs in our heads and the stories that they brought to life.  Pictures can capture our hearts, make us laugh, or provide a glimpse into a sobering reality of human actions and consequences through […]

1 Comment Continue Reading →

Major gifts: It’s about relationships

One of the great pleasures in working with nonprofits is being part of the excitement of a monumental announcement. Yesterday one of my clients, the Santa Monica-Malibu Education Foundation, announced the largest gift in its 30-year history. A donor bequeathed $4.8 million to the Foundation to assist the 16 public schools in the Santa Monica-Malibu […]

1 Comment Continue Reading →

Philanthropy Doesn’t Fund The Status Quo

I was at a dinner recently with a group of educators and administrators – high school principals, school district superintendents, a college dean – and the discussion, as one might expect, veered into the tremendous challenges facing public school districts in the current budget climate in California.  While we all lamented the fact that in […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →