More so than ever before, we are all watching in awe as the world’s mega-philanthropists are making bold investments in impactful nonprofits. The increasing trend of donors making larger gifts to fewer organizations has left many of us scratching our heads, wondering how our organizations can be the recipient of one of these out-sized philanthropic investments.
To address this question, we will be joined by featured speakers, Mindee Barham, Vice President of Development at Grameen America, and Chuck Harris, Chief Development Officer at Blue Meridian Partners, to explore the unique attributes that make an organization “ready” to receive these mega-gifts, and the differing strategies that make attracting contributions of this magnitude possible.
Since its inception in 2017, Blue Meridian has pooled over $2B in philanthropy, predominantly comprised of 8-figure gifts. Grameen America, launched in 2008, has dispersed nearly $2B in micro-loans in their history, and as part of their current $300M campaign has received numerous 7 and 8-figure gifts. Orr Group Managing Director, Craig Shelley, CFRE will host the conversation.