This is the first in a series of episode on non-profit fundraising. Brigid from the ACLU puts the emphasis on being diligent & working hard over developing the 'perfect pitch.' She says the most important thing to do when meeting with donors is to listen.
Brigid Slipka joined the ACLU-DC as the Director of Philanthropy in October, 2014. She had previously raised funds for the Smithsonian, California Institute of the Arts, and Yale University. A self-professed philanthropy nerd, Brigid has written on the theory and practice of giving. She serves on the board of GiveWell. Brigid received her BA from Kenyon College and has an MFA and an MBA from Yale.
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