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A Philanthropist’s Perspective on Fundraising, Donor Relations, and More

April 15, 2021
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Isa Catto, who runs a family foundation, offers candid advice for philanthropists and fundraisers, shares insights for nonprofit executives, and more in this series of articles.

Catto doesn’t shy away from sensitive subjects and often questions common perceptions and practices, challenging those on both sides of the giving equation to reflect and consider opportunities for improvement.

For example, in 10 Ways to Be a Better Donor, Catto advises philanthropists to avoid the temptation to be the smartest person in the room.

In Why Money Shouldn’t Trump Mission When Choosing Board Members, she challenges nonprofit leaders to address the lack of economic diversity on boards.

Her columns are a regular feature, and Isa Catto welcomes suggestions for future topics.