If you haven’t seen Jay Frost present, find him in a city near you. Better yet, book him for your next conference. You won’t be disappointed!
It’s one of the reasons I wanted to interview Jay for #ChatBytes. He’s thoughtful, funny, and full of surprises! Did you know he has a family farm in Michigan? Well, he does. And Jay does things that I admire. He routinely challenges himself, faces his fears, and persists to excellence.
So you can imagine that when he told me that he had been talking to people about Donor Colony Collapse, well, how could I resist finding out more?
I’ve been wondering and talking with others about wealth (and donor) stratification and exploring the causes and implications for philanthropy and fundraising. But after talking with Jay, I have a clear visual picture and an analogy I can easily recall – and it includes all of the complexity and multiplicity of causation. I love that!
I’m not going to spill the beans. You’ll have to listen to the podcast to find out what it’s all about, but I will share something fun. Had you heard of the Platinum Rule before? I have now and so can you.
The Golden Rule is great: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
But Jay suggests that we would do well in fundraising to abide by the Platinum Rule: Do unto others what they would like done unto themselves.
- In Search of … America’s Missing Donors | The Chronicle of Philanthropy | 2018
- Special Report: The Disappearing Donor | The Chronicle of Philanthropy | 2018
- Giving USA
- The Mid-Level Donor Crisis | Tim Kachuriak of Next After | Free e-book
- Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community | Robert D. Putnam
- Jerry Panas on Bloomerang TV | The B-O-Y Principle