Fundraising Lessons From Stanford’s $12 Billion Man [PRESS REVIEW]

Fundraising Lessons From Stanford’s $12 Billion Man [PRESS REVIEW]

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Article selected by Jim O’Brien, senior fundraising consultant (based in Sydney).

“The Serena Williams of Fundraising”

By Megan O’Neil | The Chronicle of Philanthropy, 02 August 2016

Outgoing Stanford President John Hennessy raised billions for the university by steering clear of talking about goals in dollar terms and communicating clearly what a gift would accomplish.

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Jim’s Comment

“If there is a naivety about development, it’s that some think the wealthy should give simply because they have the means”. One of many great insights from one of the world’s leading fundraisers.


Jim O'Brien

Jim O'Brien

Senior Fundraising Consultant at AskRIGHT
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