Charities should consider fundraising from their ‘alumni’, says report

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Individual giving Research / statistics Volunteering Howard Lake | 26 January 2004 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  27 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Universities are not the only organisations with potentially valuable alumni, according to the McKinsey Quarterly’s latest report. All charities have former employees and volunteers.The McKinsey Quarterly’s latest article, “Nonprofits’ untapped resource”, looks at the many former stakeholders that charities could seek support from.“Former volunteers, employees, and program participants can be a great resource for nonprofit organizations, particularly when funds are tight”, suggests the article’s authors, April A. Chou, Charles Jordan, and Andrea R. Kilpatrick. “In addition to donating money, these alumni can share their time, professional expertise, and contacts.” Advertisement The article, while brief, gives several examples of how US non-profit organisations can foster valuable relationships with former staff, volunteers and clients. Charities should consider fundraising from their ‘alumni’, says reportlast_img

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