Taxes and Philanthropists

May 09, 2008

Posted in Fundraising.

I don’t think donors really care about tax breaks.

I think most philanthropists care about supporting a cause, investing in their community, and making the world a better place.

It’s just a hunch.

Seth Godin reinforces my hunch when he writes about Charity Auctions: “The goal of a non-profit seeking money needs to be to create an environment in which the community congratulates itself on overpaying.”

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