Your Turn!
Written by Dana Jean
Thursday, 12 January 2012 17:31

Your Turn!

As you'll remember, yesterday's post, ULC's Essential Questions for 2012 was our response to 14 questions I found on Nonprofit Nate's post, 29 Questions for better philanthropic conversations.  We have had a fantastic response to the post, with a nice spike in our subscriptions to prove it.  Thank you for reading!

Today will be a continuation, but now we turn the tables.  Now it's your turn.  Below are questions I copied from Nate's post.  I know most of you don't tend to comment on our posts, but I'm asking you for a big favor.  Please help us understand your motivation for supporting causes, whether ours or others, so that we can improve what we offer our supporters and ensure that we live up to their hopes and expectations.

Don't feel obligated to answer ALL the questions (although I'd love to read your answers!).  If you'd rather, feel free to pick and choose.  Not all of them may be applicable to you.  But do please share your thoughts with us.  It means a great deal to us.

  1. What’s the largest impact you’ve had on the world?
  2. The world needs band aids AND solutions to social problems. Which do you prefer to invest in and why?
  3. How do you plan on teaching your children about philanthropy?
  4. Are you hoping they (your kids) have the same community values or different ones?
  5. What’s been your best giving experience?
  6. What’s been your worst?
  7. What person has had the most influence on you and your life?
  8. How do you and your spouse/family make your philanthropic decisions?
  9. Do you prefer to give a little to several organizations or more to a few?
  10. What are your top 3 philanthropic interests and why?
  11. How long do you usually stick with an organization or issue?
  12. If you could volunteer full time – what would you do?
  13. How do you define success?
  14. What lead to you being successful?
  15. How can we give others those same opportunities?

If you're comfortable answering, please email me at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  Your candid responses are valued and appreciated!  Thank you so much for your help!

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