Rita Fuerst Adams is the President of Charitable and Philanthropic Management Counsel. With her work, Rita transforms organizations into better funded, more effective entities while building internal and external teams to diversify and increase funding. Primarily working with entrepreneurial and collaborative organizations that focus on the common good, she has also served causes in education, youth, the arts, community and economic development, healthcare, and more.
Rita has taught Entrepreneurship for Nonprofits for the Master in Organizational Leadership program at Wheelock College. She’s also written and published extensively in the field, including editing the book for the Center on Philanthropy, What Fundraisers Need to Know About State and Federal Regulation: How it Can Influence All Aspects of Their Work.
Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:
- Rita Fuerst Adams talks about why social movements and community building is philanthropy at its best
- The most important element of success for a social movement: the power of the message
- How philanthropy weaves into community building and social movement
- What is common good and how does philanthropy help balance governance and business for it?
- Rita shares an example of the common good at play
- Why all philanthropic acts involve advocacy
In this episode…
Philanthropy is the third leg that balances governance and business in society. But, it’s not that easy: Rita Fuerst Adams says that for philanthropy to thrive, it has to include social movements and community building that drives the common good for all in society.
This begs the question: why? Does philanthropy really need to prioritize the common good to be successful? And, if it does, how are you supposed to make philanthropy a part of social movements and community building?
Join the conversation on the Philanthropy212 Podcast with Penny Cowden as she discusses philanthropy at its best with Rita Fuerst Adams, President of Charitable and Philanthropic Management Counsel. Together, they talk about the power of the message for a social movement’s success, how philanthropy weaves into community building and social movement, and more.
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Resources Mentioned in this episode
- Penny Cowden on LinkedIn
- Charitable and Philanthropic Management Counsel
- Rita Fuerst Adams on LinkedIn
- The Common Good by Robert B. Reich
- Choosing Civility (The Twenty-Five Rules of Considerate Conduct) by P. M. Forni
Rita Fuerst Adams as featured on:
- “Philanthropy For All” with Rita Fuerst Adams on Excellent Decisions
- “Earned Income Opportunities for Nonprofits” with Rita Fuerst Adams on Inspired Nonprofit Leadership
Sponsor for this episode…
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.