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Community Centric Fundraising – Who’s Right Who’s Wrong? w Ninette Enrique & Jason Lewis poses two genuine perspectives on a new movement branded as Community Centric Fundraising.
We welcome your comments (please share your opinions below).
Here’s what Ninette & Jason had to say on LinkedIn:
Ninette Enrique – Community Centric Fundraising vs. The Mainstream
Ninette says, “THIS ARTICLE IS WORTH READING, and if you are willing to comment and post your opinion, I would love to hear it.”
(***The article Ninette references is posted at Inside Charity and named, “Vu Le’s Community-Centric Fundraising – Nonprofits Who Get Woke Go Broke – Bishop Redfern II”)
Ninette continues, “Woke vs. Anti-Woke Fundraising? Up with socialism? Down with capitalism?
Is this an Iron Man vs. Captain America argument, OR Is it just an overblown twitter argument, OR is there something worth exploring here?
I believe in dialect and that we DO NOT live in a binary world.
However, I had my own reaction and wonder if the Community Centric Fundraising Model has ever fundraised and achieved their utopia.”
Ninette continues, “It seems to me that human behavior does not change when it comes to donations.”
Jason Lewis Says – NANOE has now set its sights on Community Centric Fundraising
Jason Says, “It wasn’t until I attended AFP’s 2018 conference that I began realizing just how childish some of us in the fundraising community can be. At the time, our colleagues at NANOE were ruffling the feathers of the then president of AFP; and one of her lieutenants felt the need to unravel a myriad of ethical problems he had with this group.
Evidently. NANOE has now set its sights on our colleagues at CCF, and as they have in the past, they are trying to pick a fight. If I were to consult a middle school assistant principal, I think that they’d suggest that I explain this to Bishop Redfern:”
Jason continues, “I don’t agree with Vu on some things; however, I agree with him on enough. I do believe Vu is speaking to a particular audience, in a particular corner of the country, who see the world and interpret their problems through a particular lens. And, when you think about, our colleagues at NANOE really aren’t all that different. They are a particular group, in a particular corner of the country, seeing the world and their problems through a particular lens.
Over the last couple of years, while paying close attention to both what Vu and NANOE have to say, I feel as if I have lessened my own inclination to be what author Patricia Roberts-Miller describes as a naïve realist. In her book, Demagoguery and Democracy, Miller explains, ‘Naïve realists deny the fact that they are looking at the world from a particular perspective, they see no need to learn how to look at things from the perspective of other people. Their perspective is normal and universal; other perspectives are special and particular and prejudiced.’”
Ninette Enrique, Jason Lewis, Bishop Redfern II & Jimmy LaRose
I’m Jimmy LaRose and I’m hesitant to comment on Ninette Enrique’s LinkedIn Post.
There’s no need. Nonprofit leaders have considered her query AND ALREADY KNOW THE ANSWER.
*Psst…I’m trying not to answer, I’m attempting to keep quiet, I’m whispering, I’m lowering my voice, wait, wait, wait for it…)
COMMUNITY CENTRIC FUNDRAISING (CCF) HAS NEVER WORKED AND NEVER WILL.
Simply put, Vu Le is attempting to hornswoggle a generation of youthful idiots, he’s deceiving self-absorbed Millennials insisting that they despise donors, hate philanthropists and destroy charity as we know it.
Here’s the good news. The GEN-Z generation is rejecting this horse hokey and already know that Community Centric Fundraising is a FAILED IDEOLOGY.
(WE WELCOME YOUR COMMENTS. PLEASE SHARE YOUR OPINIONS BELOW.)
Again, Ninette Enrique has opened the door. Ninette is posing a question.
OK, wow, what do you do with a good guy like Jason Lewis?
I haven’t yet met Jason. Regardless, I’ve researched him and know that Jason, like many of my colleagues, is one of the finest people in the world. He’s a super-fundraiser who ensures others experience a life worth living. He’s raised millions and I count him as a friend.
Please re-read Jason Lewis’s observations above. HE’S CORRECT. HE’S ACCURATE.
HE’S THE PROBLEM.
Jason is a milk-toast, middle-of-the-road OBSERVER. His conclusions may be correct but JASON GETS NO POINTS for bloviating about perspectives. He’s on the side-line attempting to expose the character defects of the PLAYERS ON THE FIELD. How good or bad is AFP? How right or wrong is NANOE. How silly or smart is Vu Le? How brilliant or accurate is Bishop Redfern II?
JASON NEEDS TO TAKE A POSITION.
Will you take a stand? Will you say, CCF is RIGHT? Will you say CCF is WRONG? (Come on, one-way-or-the-other isn’t enough a enough?)
Stop minimizing the conversation. Stop implying that these veteran fundraisers aren’t serious. Stop inferring that this is some sort of game.
…WE, YOU, US, ME must defeat Community Centric Fundraising.
Community Centric Fundraising – Who’s Right Who’s Wrong? w Ninette Enrique & Jason Lewis
I remember Rodney King’s “ I just want to say – you know – can we, can we all get along? Can we, can we get along?” is a non-thinking glib response to a cancerous ideology.
My fellow fundraisers, consensus is the enemy of progress. Those who take a position TRANSFORM THE WORLD.
I implore you to take a side, state your concerns, walk in conviction AND GRACIOUSLY SHARE THE TRUTH.
Avoid the middle of the road SO YOU DON’T GET RUN OVER BY THE INDUSTRY YOU SERVE.
I hope, as you read this message, you will artfully share your true beliefs about Community Centric Fundraising.
Thank You Ninette. Thank You Jason.
Sincerely, Your True & Good Friend,
Jimmy LaRose – NANOE Co-Founder
P.S. So as to inspire questions, comments and pushback PLEASE SHARE YOUR COMMENTS BELOW.
Community Centric Fundraising – Who’s Right Who’s Wrong? w Ninette Enrique & Jason Lewis was first posted at InsideCharity.org
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