Looking Back: Healing Ways (2005)
FundRaising Success published its first issue in November 2003, which makes this our 10-year anniversary year. To celebrate, we'll be taking a look back at past issues throughout the year.
When a devastating tsunami hit in 2004, Doctors Without Borders raised more than $20 million to help its victims. Worldwide, the organizational network raised more than $117 million. By as early as Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2004 — three days after the earthquake and resulting tsunamis devastated South Asia — MSF had, in effect, raised the funds needed to deploy more than 200 international-aid workers and 2,000 metric tons of relief materials to the ravaged area. And then it did something almost unheard of in the fundraising world: It stopped accepting tsunami-relief donations.