Thursday, April 12, 2007

Surprising facts: American donors and "the least of these"

Although not entirely about fundraising, one of the best blogs on the 'net for anyone working in a non-profit setting is Larry James' Urban Daily. The article linked here is his reaction to a recent Wall Street Journal Article entitled, "The Charity Gap," in which author Sheryl Sandberg describes the difference between the reality of American philanthropy and its perception.

On a related note, there is a similar "gap" in our desires to volunteer vs. the amount that we volunteer, as I noted in this blog:

The Raiser's Razor: Desire to volunteer not matched by action

"All that we see or seem / Is but a dream within a dream."