Author Archives: William Petruck

Correlation Between Grade Grubbing and Successful Major Gift Fundraising

We’ve all heard the term Grade Grubbing, or Grade Lawyering, or even worse – Grade Begging. I must confess, I was a Grade Grubber. I mentioned this to my colleagues at FUNDING matters last month. The focus of the discussion … Continue reading

I Hate Wearing Rubber Boots

I was driving home yesterday and saw a man walking up the street wearing a t-shirt that read “I HATE WEARING RUBBER BOOTS” while he was wearing rubber boots. Charities and the people who work in fundraising metaphorically face a … Continue reading

Anaheim NCPP 2014 – Disneyland, the Angels and Philanthropy

The Imagineering of Disneyland has transformed the landscape for families across generations. Who hasn’t experienced the magic of Disney or been touched by its amazing storytelling? This was always Walt Disney’s dream. Today Disney is a global brand recognized and … Continue reading

Peter Gilgan – Power Donor® Extraordinare

Why do I call Peter Gilgan a Power Donor®?  It’s simple, just imagine a world where everyone donated 1% of their net worth; if you are worth $1 million that would be a $10,000 donation to charity. Now, imagine donating … Continue reading

Who Doesn’t Want to be a Leader?

I don’t think I’ve ever met anyone that doesn’t want to be a leader. No matter what your personality type, whether you are an introvert or an extrovert, it’s ok to admit it… you long for people to regard you … Continue reading

Grow A Relationship – Agree About Money

Money is often cited by relationship experts as the number one reason for relationship failure, in particular marriage. Why is money such a strong factor in determining one’s success in marriage, longevity and health? Maybe it really isn’t money that is the major … Continue reading

What Does Wall Street Know About Charitable Giving that Main Street Charities Don’t?

Did you know that major fund companies such as Fidelity and Schwab are now getting into the charity game on behalf of their clients? They are educating their advisors on how to discuss setting up donor advised funds to ensure they continue … Continue reading