Strategy for Travel Programs

Three Kinds of Philanthropic Travel Programs (and what to do with each)
Alumni trips vs Donor Trips: are they really one in the same…?
The ONE Thing about Donor Trips
Planning your next donor trip? You need a fundraiser, not a travel agent
3 Initiatives Every Donor Trip Should Support
The “Why” of Donor Trips

Implementation of Travel Programs

How to select the right internal manager for a trip
Roles and Responsibilities in Planning a Donor Trip
Challenges Faced by Staff in Donor Travel Programs
The Problem with Donor Travel Programs
Why your Board and Staff need first-hand experience

Fundraising in Travel Programs

Why you MUST ask for the gift on the trip (and how to do it) Part 1
Why you MUST ask for the gift on the trip (and how to do it) Part 2
How Your Donor Trip Can Fail if You Don’t Follow Up: 10 Tactics for Success
7 Follow-Up Faux Pas for Donor Trips

Recruitment and Marketing for Travel Programs

8 qualities to look for in trip participants

Preparing Your Travelers

6 Things to Include in Your Pre-departure Guidebook
Preparing our Visitors When Knowledge is Not Enough

Empathy and Ethics in Fundraising

Exploitation-Empathy Continuum
Checklist – Empathy in Communications
Respect and Dignity are Not Good Enough: A Common Pitfall in Ethical Communications
5 Tips to Collect Real Feedback from Beneficiaries
Equity: Asking one Tough Question
Checklist: Empathy in Donor Conversations – coming July 2019
Checklist: Empathy in Site Visits – coming August 2019

Increasing Intercultural Competence

10 Takeaways for Launching an Intercultural Career
Preparing our Visitors When Knowledge is Not Enough
Respect and Dignity are Not Good Enough: A Common Pitfall in Ethical Communications

Tools

Metrics and Measurements for Travel Programs
Checklist: Empathy in Mass Communications
Checklist: Empathy in Donor Conversations – coming July 2019
Checklist: Empathy in Site Visits – coming August 2019
Exploitation-Empathy Continuum

Assessments

Travel Program Readiness (if you’ve never done a trip before) – coming September 2019
Travel Program Optimization (if you’re trips aren’t meeting objectives) – coming September 2019

Guest Posts

5 Overseas Travel Tips from Fundraising Copywriter Dan Magill

Books on Philanthropy, Travel, and Culture

Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People by Mahzarin R. Banaji
Dead Aid: Why Aid Is Not Working and How There Is a Better Way for Africa by Dambisa Moyo
Decolonizing Wealth: Indigenous Wisdom to Heal Divides and Restore Balance by    Edgar Villanueva
Doing Good Better: : How Effective Altruism Can Help You Make a Difference by William MacAskill
Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World–and Why Things Are Better Than You Think by Hans Rosling , Anna Rosling Rönnlund
Giving Done Right: Effective Philanthropy and Making Every Dollar Count by Phil Buchanan
Global Fundraising: How the World is Changing the Rules of Philanthropyby Bernard Ross and Penelope Cagney
Lean Impact: How to Innovate for Radically Greater Social Good by Ann Mei Chang
The Givers: Money, Power, and Philanthropy in a New Gilded Age by David Callahan
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures by Anne Fadiman
The White Man’s Burden: Why the West’s Efforts to Aid the Rest Have Done So Much Ill and So Little Good by William Easterly
Toxic Charity: How Churches and Charities Hurt Those They Help (and How to Reverse It) by Robert Lupton
Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World by Anand Giridharadas