National Philanthropy Day at William Blair
November 15, 2018
Giving Done Right: What It Takes
Giving effectively – to really make a difference on issues and in communities – is far more challenging than it looks. It requires a unique discipline and understanding.Givers must reject the ubiquitous and often damaging advice to adopt “business thinking” and instead deeply understand the unique terrain of the nonprofit and giving landscapes. Drawing on research and examples from his forthcoming book, Phil Buchanan will describe the predictable pitfalls that have tripped up well-intentioned donors for decades. He will also share inspiring examples of what giving done right can achieve, and the both measurable and impossible-to-quantify benefits of this country’s great tradition of giving.