A View from Blue Grotto

Monday, August 16, 2010

Values drive investment in nonprofits

A colleague, Nicole Harrison - partner in the Ritter Group, asked me to write as a guest columnist for the Ritter Group's webpage/blog.

Delighted to take her up on her offer, I submitted an interview I conducted with David Bromelkamp, president of Allodium Investment Consultants here in Minneapolis. I've attended several of his company's quarterly presentations on fiduciary responsibility and stewardship of nonprofit boards of directors and am so impressed by his fluency in the language of nonprofits.

Increasingly, nonprofits are using their core values to strengthen their funding relationships. At the same time, leaders in both corporate social responsibility and individual philanthropy are choosing organizations based on values of stewardship including management, decision-making, leadership, innovation and business philosophy.

As you know, Blue Grotto Inc., works closely with organizations to develop organic communications strategies that articulate their vision for the future.

Link here to the Ritter Group's site www.therittergroup.com where you can read the blog. Would love to hear your feedback, and commentary on the relationship-building process for nonprofits.

Yvonne Hundshamer
President, Blue Grotto Inc.

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