Philanthropy 451

Lisa Greer
Welcome to Philanthropy 451, a weekly newsletter with my thoughts on the state of the nonprofit industry, including anecdotes, statistics, and helpful recommendations. I'm Lisa Greer and I'm obsessed with Saving Giving.
Created 31 May 2019
  • Building a Better Board
    11 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 4 2
    In my book, Philanthropy Revolution, I include a chapter on Boards that’s called “What Money Can’t Buy: Trust, Good Governance, and Better Boards”. In it, I note that “More than once, I have walked aw...
  • Let's Talk About DAFs
    28 Sep 2021 • 5 min read • 2 0
    This past June, Senators King (I-Maine) and Grassley (R-Iowa) introduced bipartisan legislation to reform tax laws that cover charitable donations, with a focus on Donor Advised Funds (“DAF” accounts)...
  • Live "Ask Me Anything" Tomorrow!
    13 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read
    Tomorrow is the day! September 8th marked one year since my first book, “Philanthropy Revolution: How to Inspire Donors, Build Relationships, and Make a Difference” was published. I’m celebrating this...
  • A Year Since The (Philanthropy) Revolution Began
    08 Sep 2021 • 1 min read • 6 0
    Hi! I hope you and yours are doing well! Today marks one year since my first book, “Philanthropy Revolution: How to Inspire Donors, Build Relationships, and Make a Difference” was published. I’m celeb...
  • Gloriously Predictable
    01 Sep 2021 • 3 min read • 2 0
    As my readers are well aware, I think that having a robust and well-conceived recurring giving program is one of the best tools that a nonprofit can use to increase revenue (and, in turn, impact). As ...
  • It's True -- More than $9 Trillion Coming to Nonprofits
    11 Aug 2021 • 2 min read • 2 0
    It’s happening! If you haven’t heard about the great wealth transfer, now’s the time to learn about it because, according to the Wall Street Journal, the transfer has begun. Some $70 trillion will be ...
  • Old-School, or Arcane?
    02 Aug 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    Let’s start today’s newsletter with some definitions… “Old-School”(per Merriam-Webster) definition: characteristic or evocative of an earlier or original style, manner, or form, typical of an earlier ...
  • Sometimes it's the Little Things
    20 Jul 2021 • 4 min read • 3 0
    I just returned from a lengthy road trip with my teenaged daughter, and it was an eye-opener in numerous ways. We visited a dozen different cities and nearly that many states — most that I had never b...
  • A Great Way to Get Some of that DAF Money Flowing to Nonprofits
    02 Jul 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    With all the talk about new legislation to add restrictions to Donor Advised Funds, it’s great to know that there are some specific actions you can take now to get some of that money flowing to nonpro...
  • Trending: Donor Advised Funds
    21 Jun 2021 • 2 min read • 5 2
    In my 2020 book Philanthropy Revolution, and in my seminars and podcasts, I often talk (or write) about Donor Advised Funds. I’m passionate about these programs, as I’ve used a DAF since we became reg...
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