Major donor fundraising; equality, white privilege & the missed opportunity
Since #Blacklivesmatter I’ve become more consciously aware of my white privilege and how it’s helped me get to where I am. Since then I’ve been reading, listening and learning, for my own anti-racism journey, and also to understand the dynamic of philanthropy where (often) white, wealthy men can wield incredible power through their giving priorities. I’ve also been trying to take action.
I know some major donor fundraisers who are becoming increasingly aware of this truth but don’t necessarily know what they can do. They are often in a white world of wealth and privilege with donors for part or all of their working week but aren’t sure what steps they can take. So here are some thoughts on what you can do. Right now. I want to use the relatively small platform I do have, to share some of what I’ve been learning from others.
Watch the video here.
Louise Morris is Founder of Summit Fundraising. She’s a major donor fundraising specialist who’s worked with over 100 charities helping them raise large gifts.