Meet Our Advisors: Shaw Drummond
Heroes/role models: “My father, the late Winslow Drummond, who taught me the value of classic education, the importance of learning from the knowledge of history, and balance of work and play.
“Legendary Georgia Tech football coach Bobby Dodd, who emphasized the importance of sportsmanship and giving the opponent credit when they make a great play.
“General George S. Patton, who had amazing ability to drive and motivate men, while maintaining a keen understanding of strategy and calculated risks, and was a winner.”
Favorite quote: “Too many to name, but my current favorite is: ‘My responsibility is leadership, and the minute I get negative, that is going to have an influence on my team.’ — Don Shula, former coach of the Miami Dolphins.”
Best advice you ever received: “When contemplating your next career move, take a risk and step forward to new challenges, but keep one foot grounded in what you already know well.”
Define Fundraising 2.0: “Using the wired and unwired virtual world to build new types of relationships and the affinity of a broader community, while integrating these new constituencies into online and offline fundraising tools and methods. Web 2.0 should be leveraged to attract and build an entirely new network of like-minded individuals, but you still have to get them to click the donate button.”
Define the relationship between nonprofits and technology: “Nonprofits are closing the gap very rapidly in their understanding and use of technology as compared to the commercial sectors. As Web 2.0 breaks down the barriers and eliminates the intermediaries between individuals and where they can direct their dollars (for charitable or other purposes), nonprofits are more exposed than ever to an intensely competitive environment. The good news is that the same tools are available to nonprofits as to the commercial sector, and many are using that opportunity to redefine how they interact with their constituencies and raise funds.”