In this episode of the Successful Nonprofits® Podcast, host Dolph Goldenburg delves into the world of what we’ve come to believe are fundraising “best practices” and the damaging impact they can have on those we serve, our staff, donors, and mission. Join today’s guests, Tanya Rumble and Nicole McVan, as they discuss counterproductive philanthropic practices and share steps you can take to challenge and dismantle them. Join us for a transformative conversation that challenges the status quo of fundraising and redefines the future of philanthropy.
[03:44] The 5 fallacies of fundraising
[05:00] Myth 1: Meritocracy
[08:33] Myth 2: The donor is always right
[15:00] Myth 3: Remain neutral to get the gift
[17:50] Myth 4: Donors belong on a pedestal
[20:07] How you can challenge and dismantle these fallacies
[29:37] Nicole and Tanya’s Philanthropy & Equity Community of Practice
Recast Philanthropy’s Website
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Many fundraising “best practices” in reality promote the inequalities that many development professionals are striving to overcome. Join me for this groundbreaking episode with Tanya Rumble and Nicole McVan as we expose these harmful norms and explore steps you can take to challenge and dismantle harmful practices and ultimately develop a more equitable and inclusive fundraising strategy.