Views From the IFC
Technically, this isn’t our typical BlogSpot, but we wanted to include these quotes from the 27th International Fundraising Congress, which took place in the Netherlands last week — and this seemed like as good a place as any to do it.
“If you learn nothing else from IFC, you must take away that Major Philanthropy is the new rock ‘n’ roll. If you’re not giving away money — and lots of money if you have it — you’re not cool. Bill and Warren were — as in many other things — simply ahead of the curve.”
— Bernard Ross, director of U.K.-based fundraising consultancy The Management Centre (www.managementcentre.co.uk)
“If you’re a North American, you must take away this fundamental realization — that the USA is not the source of all wisdom and innovation in fundraising, that our country is falling behind other countries in some areas of fundraising, and that if you’re looking only to other Americans to develop your craft, you’re missing a great deal.”
— Mal Warwick, founder and chairman of San Francisco-based fundraising consultancy Mal Warwick Associates (www.malwarwick.com)