The Accidental Fundraiser

26: Women and fundraising with Margaret May Damen

Did you know that women make the vast majority of philanthropic decisions, close to 84%?This week Carol and David talk to Margaret May Damen, the president of The Institute for Women and Wealth.

Margaret talks about ways that professional fundraisers can specifically target women in their activities. And if you look at the word heirs and take off the “he” what you are left with is the IRS! She also shows us how to “speak female” and further engage both men and women in the fundraising decision.

Listen and download the podcast now (13:50).


April 14, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

25: From survivor to champion

Carol and David this week talk to Carrie Wells about her recent selection as a Yoplait Breast Cancer Champion, and some of the work she has done to create the site to help other cancer survivors find and attend weekend retreats to help with their healing. Carrie, who is David’s sister, was inspired by going to a retreat and now is this powerhouse cancer fundraiser. She talks about how she has found her passion and energized her family and friends.

Listen to the podcast here.

Here is a link to her work from her cancer doctor.


April 4, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | 1 Comment