EAC recently led the strategic planning process for the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis in advance of the foundation's 50th anniversary. Sutton Mora Hayes, its Executive VP & COO, just wrote a blog post for the Center for Effective Philanthropy describing how the foundation used the results of its 2017 Donor Perception Report in the planning process.
Senior Partner Bryan Clontz was interviewed by the American Press in advance of speaking for the Community Foundation of Southwest Louisiana. When asked about donor motivations, he said,
“They want to have an impact around that specific area [the nonprofit's mission], period. The motive is never taxes — ever, ever, ever. Taxes, with the efficiency and planning, helps them give more and to give more efficiently but the only reason people will give is they believe in the mission and they want to have an impact.”
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