Philanthropy is Not Asking for a Favor, It is Giving a Favor

Maynard III, George F.
June 2008
Frontiers of Health Services Management;Summer2008, Vol. 24 Issue 4, p31
The author reflects on the issue concerning the impact of philanthropy to the donors to a hospital charity. He mentions that philanthropy is based on a series of connected interactions with the philanthropists that ultimately leads them to an investment of time, talent, and treasure. The author shares that they create the philanthropic vortex by thoughtfully contributing their organizational story and inspiring the potential philanthropist to participate in that story in a meaningful way.


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