In today’s NYTIMES there is a column by Arthur C. Brooks titled, “Why Fundraising is Fun” that explains why this is so. So I recommend it to all your fundraisers and donors out there.
And for all you activists out there, I found that this paragraph toward the end of the piece did a wonderful job of expressing the magical potential and promise of the nonprofit sector:
“Of course, not everyone shares the principles that motivate my institution’s scholars and supporters. But with millions of 501(c)(3)s and houses of worship nationwide, no one needs to wait on the sidelines and hope that politicians will marshal government power in service of their priorities. By investing their own time, talent and treasure, every American can bring his or her core principles to life. That can mean promoting literacy, conserving nature, saving souls or something else entirely.”
Here at Bay Path College's graduate programs in nonprofit management and philanthropy, and nonprofit strategic fundraising and philanthopy, our goal is to help students "bring [their]core principles to life" by excelling in the nonprofit sector.