Serving Your Donors Means Asking

Serving Your Donors Means Asking

December 22, 2015

Asking your donors to make an investment in your organization that will make an impact on the world is one the greatest things you can do for a donor. Donors want to give. They need to give. Donors experience joy in their lives when they give their money away.

Cleveland Leads

Cleveland Leads

December 18, 2015

Monday night, at The Cleveland Foundation FRED Talk celebrating ten years of the Greater University Circle InitiativeSurdna Foundation President Philip Henderson talked about his “Rust Belt Tour” and what he found visiting Midwestern Cities.  He spoke about the importance of anchor institutions, culture, and jobs in bringing neighborhoods back the way that University Circle has come back.  Later, in a panel discussion with leaders from the Cleveland Clinic, Case Western Reserve University, University Hospitals, and The Cleveland Foundation, moderator Paul Clark from PNC asked Philip Henderson how he saw Cleveland.  His answer was short and to the point: “Cleveland is a leader.”

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3 Ways to Nail Your Elevator Pitch

December 10, 2015

Imagine your good luck: you’re at a holiday party, and find yourself one-on-one with a potential major donor you’ve never had the chance to meet before. Can you quickly and compellingly impress them with what your organization stands for?