Thursday, April 18, 2013

Stock-picking for nonprofit leaders

I got a call from a breathless stock pusher the other day. He started by saying "I am buying Smith and Wesson and I want you to be part of the action." I do not know how these people find me. He got through the receptionist by saying "I've lost George's cellphone number, can you give it to me?" When Liz balked he said, "Well, is he in? Why don't you just connect me?" She did. (Don't try this again. We're on to you now.)

Okay, so here is my breathless stock in bedside table stock.  If you have not read "Toxic Charity" by Robert Lupton or "Why Don't They Just Get A Job" by Phillips and Garrett, you are missing out on the next big thing.  We have been talking about them with donors and nonprofit leaders from around the State.  After our discussion one nonprofit leader bought 200 copies.  Another got his entire town to read about and discuss the issues.  In the coming months Coastal Community Foundation will be bringing the founders of the nonprofits featured in these books to the Lowcountry.  The combined message is that if not done correctly charitable organizations and their donors make societal problems WORSE.

There, have I caught your attention?

Contact me if you want information on when and where to get a piece of the action.  You don't need my cellphone number, you do not need to try to outfox Liz, you can just email me at and I will fill you in on how you can get in on the ground floor.

Its gonna be huge!

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