Soliciting Minority Donors: Advice From Scholars of Giving

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Marybeth Gasman

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Marybeth Gasman

Donors want to be solicited by people who look and talk like them, says Marybeth Gasman, co-author of “Engaging Diverse College Alumni: The Essential Guide to Fundraising.”

Along with Nelson Bowman III, executive director of development at Prairie View A&M University, Ms. Gasman asked minority donors at 61 institutions how they most wanted to be courted.

Ms. Gasman, a professor of higher education at the University of Pennsylvania, says organizations that