#174 | Can the annual fund deliver on more than efficiency, predictability and control?
Jul 31st, 2020 by Jason Lewis
It is always exciting to have a podcast guest who is highly adept at fundraising while also able to think like an economist; in my mind, this is perhaps the most overlooked discipline that could improve our understanding of how fundraising really works. During this engaging conversation with Louis, we compared notes on whether the annual fund can become a truly engaging function and, in doing so, invigorate its staid posture in many institutions. Anyone who remains committed to the notion of an annual fund wants to listen to this podcast.
Louis brings a robust professional and academic background to his work. He is currently the Executive Director of Annual Giving with Muhlenberg College. Previously, he was Director of the Annual Fund and Development Business Operations at the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Associate Director of Development at Johns Hopkins SAIS. Louis received his PhD in Business Administration from Universidad Rey Juan Carlos. His thesis applied neural networks to predict economic performance indicators. Louis writes about philanthropy on his blog at www.marktlab.com
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