Fundraise Smarter

A Conversation With AFP VP Michael Nilsen

Posted by Brooke Binkowski on Oct 5, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Whether you want more donations (and who doesn't?) or looking for people to get your idea off the ground and make it into a reality, sooner or later you're going to come up against the sticky issue of how much information to make public.

Transparency in philanthropy is a deceptively easy idea that can be incredibly complex and intimidating.. The rise of Big Data can obscure just as much as it reveals, so do you just put it all out there or streamline it? Do you let everything hang out? Keep information in your hip pocket? What's a charity to do?

I talked to Michael Nilsen, Vice President of Public Policy with the Association of Fundraising Professionals ( to get some answers.

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Topics: Fundraising, fundraising ethics

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