Wealthy Donors

Income Inequality Is Impacting Your Nonprofit
June 8, 2022 at 10:30 am

There’s a potential silent killer of nonprofit revenue out there, going largely unnoticed. It’s income inequality, and we’d be wise to start paying attention.

Where the Money Is? — and Why That Matters for Nonprofits
May 18, 2022 at 11:29 am

Back in the 1950s, when a reporter asked the notorious Willie Sutton why he robbed banks, he supposedly responded, “That’s where the money is.” Proponents of the business of philanthropy should heed this simple wisdom and cultivate relationships with the wealthiest prospects — those with the most capacity to give.

How the MacKenzie Scott Miracle Is Lifting Nonprofits in One City
August 5, 2021 at 12:34 pm

It’s a safe bet that all 798 nonprofits that received transformational grants from MacKenzie Scott and her husband Dan Jewett, totaling close to $9 billion, believe in miracles. They all were beneficiaries of the most awesome display of philanthropy in size, speed and flexibility that we’ve ever seen in history...

Jeff Bezos and His Company Foundation Give Millions to Charity Ahead of Space Launch
July 19, 2021 at 12:01 pm

Jeff Bezos will donate $200 million to the Smithsonian—its largest donation since James Smithson’s founding gift in 1846. Meanwhile, a Bezos company foundation awarded $1 million grants to 19 nonprofits. All gifts were announced July 14–just six days ahead of Bezos’ trip to space aboard the New Shepard, which is scheduled to take its first trip with a crew that will include Bezos and three others on board tomorrow morning...

ESPN names Atlanta Falcons Owner As 2021 Sports Philanthropist of the Year
July 16, 2021 at 11:14 am

ESPN named Arthur M. Blank, the owner of the NFL's Atlanta Falcons and MLS' Atlanta United, as 2021 Sports Philanthropist of the Year at the seventh annual Sports Humanitarian Awards in New York City Monday night. The award celebrates those in the sports world who have a positive impact in their communities and throughout the world.

Are the Rich Motivated to Give Differently?
August 29, 2018 at 12:19 pm

Probably not as much as you might think. But… a little bit. This article covers how major donor prospects are fundamentally the same as other prospects. After all, first and foremost, they’re people. And people want to feel good...