Donor Relationships

Yesterday’s Work

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Flying into Phoenix it is easy to see a number of infrastructure projects that are being built in preparation for the next phase.  Highway overpasses and exits direct to the desert, signals of pending growth.  How often do we think about what is being embedded into today’s work that may impact tomorrow’s results?

Current tax reform being proposed by the Unite States Senate removes the Universal deduction for charitable donations.  The consequences of this overhaul are being assessed and in response the Universal Charitable Giving Act attempts to secure the future of charitable deductions.  For many social sector organizations the lack of a tax deduction will test their donor’s motives.  Were their donors transactional or relational.  Said differently, did donors give because they received something in return or did they invest because they believed what the cause believes?  The work that you did yesterday will reveal itself today.