Do nonprofits give their donors a little too much credit?
I’m not asking if nonprofits give their donors too much recognition. It’s fine to carve donors’ names into bricks, put their names on theater seats, or affix their names onto laboratory buildings. It’s great to honor them at gala dinners and list them in annual reports. I support all of that. Donors deserve the attention, and to provide it is wise stewardship on the part of nonprofits.
What I’m asking is whether nonprofits defer too much to donors in discussing how their gifts should be used.
Here’s what I mean: Continue reading