Are You a Narcissist or a Philanthropist?

Three examples of the damage narcissism can cause to philanthropic efforts. Narcissists are extremely self-centered people who have an exaggerated sense of their own importance, and are more concerned with their own desires and interests over the needs of others. Sound like any people you know? Perhaps the last person you dated or an elected official? How about a donor or foundation leader? Unfortunately, there are ample examples of narcissism disguised as philanthropy, and the damage these narcissists cause. One of my mentors, Alan Weiss, recently wrote about narcissism and philanthropy in his blog: “An act of generosity is most impressive, ironically, when it isn’t public, when no one’s name appears on a building, when you do something for someone in … Continue reading Are You a Narcissist or a Philanthropist?

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Top Ten Articles of 2019

Demolish Philanthropic Bureaucracy For Good When it comes to philanthropic bureaucracy, sometimes what we really need is a bulldozer. Read More Your Strategic Plan is About to Fail Strategy most often fails in implementation. With all the effort that went into developing your new strategy and writing your strategic plan, the hardest part is making the darn thing work! Read More 10 Steps to Rapid Strategy Implementation Few philanthropists take the first step toward rapid strategy implementation, and most never cross the finish line. Are you one of them? Read More How To Prepare For These 5 Grantmaking Challenges As a philanthropist, your ultimate goal is to make the world a better place by putting ideas into action and creating … Continue reading Top Ten Articles of 2019

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