Enough is enough!  As a nonprofit professional dedicated to building successful, sustainable organizations via philanthropy, I hear the comments all too often.  I hear that donors want their donations to create positive impact.  I hear that benefactors don’t want their money to dump into black holes.  I hear that accountability, care and intention must be adhered to.  And, I hear that outcomes and changes in society must be acheived with philanthropic dollars.

But why doesn’t this standard also apply to the uber-rich? Or for the private sector?  Super PAC money might be powerful enough to elect the next president, but really, what outcome will be achieved?  Who will be accountable? And, what positive impact will be realized?

The nonprofit sector bridges the gap between the private and the public sector.  Better said, nonprofits do what the private sector won’t (because they won’t make a margin) and the governament can’t (because they don’t have the funding).

As the economy continues to struggle, and government funding continues to shrink, the nonprofit sector is increasing.  Super PAC donors – please look to this sector.  Your donations will make an impact.  You will create jobs, keep people healthy, teach children to reach and care for our elderly.

Super PAC donors – make an impact today and support a nonprofit organization.

2 thoughts on “Impact vs. Super PAC

  1. You are right on! In the arts so much is expected out of donor dollars – donors want to know where every dime is going and feel like they can see their contribution, yet when it comes to politics so many big donors are eager just to throw money at elections when they have no idea of the impact… It would be amazing to see what could be achieved if just half of the donations that go to politics went to worthy non-profits!

    1. Good Point. The arts have been taken out of the schools – a good example of less services coming from the public sector. Now, its up to the nonprofit sector to provide cultural learning experiences.

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