Faux-lanthropy: 5 examples of generosity that isn't, and what to do about it.
Faux-lanthropy(c): n. Behavior that appears to promote the welfare of others, but that lacks generosity in the donation of money, resources or time to charitable causes.
Your gut tells you when it's real. The heavily stewarded person who makes a gift that never comes. The event sponsorship that costs too much or crossed the line for tax deductibility. The philanthropist who gets community credit for giving very little. The gift that comes for a use you don't really need, or with too many unrealistic conditions and donor benefits. Join us for a candid conversation about the different faces of faux-lanthropy and the ways we can be agents of change.
In more than twenty years of serving the nonprofit sector, we have seen amazing examples of the ways that generosity, altruism and philanthropy transform our world for the better. We have also seen too many examples of ineffective and/or insincere "faux-lanthropy," the kind that causes organizations to engage in run-arounds, spending far too much time and resources courting people and efforts that never result in philanthropic action.
GPC Competencies Addressed:
How to craft, construct, and submit an effective grant application
Strategies for effective program and project design and development
How to research, identify, and match funding resources to meet specific needs
Organizational development as it pertains to grant seeking
Nationally recognized standards of ethical practice by grant developers
Post-award grant management practices sufficient to inform effective grant design and development
Methods and strategies that cultivate and maintain relationships between fund-seeking and recipient organizations and funders
Practices and services that raise the level of professionalism of grant developers
Jennifer M. Tersigni is principal & lead consultant at Raise the Bar Consulting, specializing in comprehensive fundraising, organizational development & interim executive solutions. The proud holder of an unanticipated 20-yr career, Jennifer has helped 72 clients, served as an interim executive 6 times & raised more than $82M. Jennifer enjoys collaborating with leaders to transform organizations, develop new initiatives, build sustainable funding & make a meaningful impact in the world.