Rouseau: A purely voluntary deed is certainly something I like doing. But when the recipient uses it as a claim on further favor and rewards me with hate if I refuse, when he insists on my being his perpetual benefactor just because I initially took pleasure in helping him, then charity becomes burdensome and pleasure vanishes. There is a kind of contract, indeed the most sacred of contracts, between the benefactor and the recipient. These are not explicit conditions but they are the natural consequence of the relationship.
A drunken stranger who comes up to you in the street and rambles on at you, you just want him to get out of the way as soon as possible.
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A Paradigm Shift: Next Practices Lynne M. Wester @donorguru April 25, 2012
FAILURE• For every failure we had we had spreadsheets that looked awesome.• “ If anything goes bad then I did it. If anything goes semi-good then we did it. If anything goes real good then you did it.” – Bear Bryant
Social Media and Planned Giving• Two Years Ago:• The #1 growing demographic on Facebook was women age 55 +• NOW:• The 74-plus demographic is the fastest growing demographic among social networks**Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project