Jay Weisman is a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy and the Founder of Legacy Philanthropy Group. 

The Legacy Philanthropy Group provides innovative hands-on philanthropic programs and workshops designed to build bridges between nonprofits that offer the programs, expertise, and infrastructure to make an impact in our communities, individuals, and organizations that support the missions of these nonprofits with their time, talents, and money.

Jay has spent many years working with donors, nonprofits, foundations, as well as corporate giving programs all across the United States. His clients have ranged from some of America’s largest and most prestigious giving organizations, such as the J. Paul Getty Trust, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, and the Carnegie Corporation.

Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  • What is donor-centric philanthropy?
  • How to build donor-centric relationships.
  • Jay talks about how board members can drive transformational-type giving.
  • How nonprofits can balance metrics and passion. 
  • Board members as donors and how to get them to build relationships with other donors.
  • Who should coach and educate your board members?
  • Jay talks about the Legacy Philanthropy Group’s Ambassador Excellence Program.

In this episode…

There’s nothing wrong with showing donors the accomplishments of your nonprofit organization before making an ask. However, when you do, the relationship becomes about you and your organization’s needs rather than the donor’s. According to Jay Weisman, a better approach is donor-centric philanthropy. 

Donor-centric philanthropy is about the impact that donors and supporters make through their support of your organization. This perspective makes the donor the hero and your organization a conduit through which they make that impact. And that is only the beginning of helping donors get more joy from their giving. 

In this episode of the Philanthropy212 Podcast, Penny Cowden hosts Jay Weisman, and they discuss donor-centric philanthropy: what it entails and how to build donor-centric relationships as the means to help donors get more joy from their giving. Stay tuned.

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This episode is brought to you by Philanthropy212,  a fundraising consulting company focused on helping not-for-profit organizations build sustainable practices and programs that raise more than just money. 

Philanthropy212’s founder, Penny Cowden, has 25 years of experience in the industry and has helped raise more than $100 million for non-profits such as PeaceHealth, Sisters of Charity, Inova Health System, Banner Health System, and Sun Health.