I spoke with Bill Strathmann, the CEO of Network for Good yesterday. During our call he mentioned that someone at a large foundation had read my Philanthropy in 2008 predictions that appeared in the Chronicle of philanthropy, including this item:
3. Network for Good will partner with a national bank to enable the bank’s customers to make donations from their online bill-pay account.
The foundation representative called Bill and told him he/she could introduce Bill to a top person at a large bank and some discussions are now underway.
I wrote the list of “predictions” as a way to set “stretch goals” for the Third Sector. Take a minute and revisit the list. Are you in a position to help nudge some of these goals towards fruition?