Race To (Economic) Ruin

I see where Operation Rescue is joining VOTF in a lean economic situation. Do you suppose imitators of the Pell-Hitchens philosophical smackdown might wager which group will go under first?

My sense is that charities and causes are struggling these days. I know we have less cash flowing out of our family checkbook these days. It’s a good time to offer what my family and I can still give: my time as a volunteer.

Many people do not know that I worked in development for a few years in between my undergrad degree and graduate school. I was schooled that a successful charity (or cause) will appeal to a donor’s sense of community. If we can, we were told, emphsize our university community as a family, as a community our alumni were still (or could be) invested in, we would succeed where ordinary charities would fail.

I thought about that in connection with these reform-oriented groups. Do donors feel any connection, a “family” connection, if you will, with VOTF or OR. Certainly detractors of those groups don’t. But causes thrive on people identifying positively.

About these ads

About catholicsensibility

Todd and his family live in Ames, Iowa. He serves a Catholic parish of both Iowa State students and town residents.
This entry was posted in Parish Life. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s