By Kent C. Weimer, Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy®, Gift Planning Specialist on behalf of Fablanthropy Imagine getting a phone call that starts out with a well-meaning donor saying, “I have a deal for you!” Perhaps they want to donate their time share or a cemetery plot. Maybe they want to give you the apartment building… Continue reading Mind the GAP – how gift acceptance policies make you the superhero￼
Ava's official glamour shot on the wall at Zeus's Place It’s hard to believe a month ago today, I said goodbye to my sweet Ava Lynn. She was my sidekick through everything in life, and I'm especially glad she was by my side as I launched a business in the middle of a pandemic after… Continue reading In memory of our mascot, Ava Lynn
This is a collection of relief efforts in Southeast Louisiana as organized by clients and colleagues of Fablanthropy (listed in ABC order). If you're looking for somewhere to make an impact, please consider giving to one of these worthy causes. Post will be updated as additional efforts are announced/needs are assessed in the coming weeks… Continue reading Hurricane Ida relief efforts
Ask any fundraiser why they chose this line of work, and it's likely due to the desire to help others ... to make the community a better place. The motivation typically does not come from a desire to personally benefit from their life's work. But is all this selflessness putting a shelf life on our… Continue reading Self-care is not an option
Today is Giving Tuesday, and one would think that as a fundraiser I’d be super excited about today. But I actually have a lot of mixed feelings about the concept. Much like any other holiday or celebration, you have good and bad parts about the day. So in the spirit of Technical Tuesdays here on… Continue reading Torn about #GivingTuesday
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Photo courtesy Amy Ragan It's not a typical day at work when the circus shows up, but it was a special occurrence for employees and volunteers of the Houston Food Bank earlier this week. HFB Chief Development Officer Amy Ragan tells us about this fabulous instance of philanthropy: "Ringling Bros and Barnum and Bailey Circus has a… Continue reading Fabulous Fridays: A little clowning around helps the Houston Food Bank
When I was in high school, my career ambition was to become a teacher. Today, I’m finishing my seventh year of educational fundraising. I love that I have the chance to impact the lives of our future grown-ups, even if not as directly as my colleagues in the classroom get to experience. Throughout my professional career… Continue reading Welcome to the intersection of fabulous & philanthropy