November 17, 2013
Inappropriate Requests Put Donor Researchers in a Tough Spot
Early in her career conducting research on potential donors, Tiffanny Walsh received a research question that still gives her doubts about her actions years later.
A fundraiser at a nonprofit where Ms. Walsh worked nearly a decade ago, and which she doesn’t want to name, had met with a prospective donor and was convinced that the person was transgender. The fundraiser didn’t want to risk offending a potentially generous supporter by asking directly and so turned to Ms.