Since I learn more from listening than from talking, today I’m going to ask another question.
The question is, what would your church or your favorite non-profit do with one million dollars?
I’m interested in specifics. Do you have a policy in place for accepting and putting to use unrestricted gifts of this size? Do you NOT have a policy, but feel like there would be a consensus around one need or one approach?
In fact, let’s make this a little more concrete by doing some role-playing. What would you do if the church or non-profit you represent was approached by an attorney for an anonymous donor, who informed you that she was doing research for her client as he prepared his will. He’s thinking about some significant bequests, and you’re on the list for consideration. He wants to know, though — what would your organization do if it got an unexpected, unrestricted gift of a million dollars?
While you’re thinking about your answer, I’m going to write next about a question that I was asked off-line here.