Managing Shareholder of The Fowler Law Firm PC, Laura Fowler recently attended the Hill Country Community Ministries' (HCCM) Star Struck Gala and was left inspired by the thoughfulness the organization gives to how dollars raised are spent (she also got to dance with a cow!).
As a self-professed Gala-holic, Laura often sees charitable organizations spend extravagantly to host events in outrageously expensive venues with more emphasis on paying consultants to manage and market galas, create costly printed materials, and retain gigantic administrative staffs.
HCCM's focus is very obviously on ensuring its funds are utilized first and foremost on helping people in the community who need it most. The organization is identifying those who don't meet the traditional definition of poverty, but who are trying to support a family, working nonstop often at several jobs - single parents trying to support both elderly parents and minor children, living at the edge of their income. Many of these families are just one life crisis away from economic distress. A critical illness, car wreck or ER visit, or the sudden death of a family member can wipe out any chance of the family sustaining even basic needs.
While well-meaning, too many charitable organizations waste their donor's time and money because they simply don't spend the time mastering the principals of "The Business of Charity." The Fowler Law Firm's Giving Feels Great™ program is designed to help nonprofits run their charity just like one runs a successful business, with a view not towards just raising funds and targeting donors, but towards maximizing the use of those funds to the greater good for its beneficiaries. It also provides valuable tips to donors on basic steps that can be taken to ensure that the charitable organization they wish to give to is running efficiently with an emphasis utilizing its dollars to reach those in need instead of paying huge salaries to its leadership.
The Fowler Family Foundation Giving Feels Great™ and The Fowler Law Firm PC, Not Your Conventional Law Firm® will feature a special group of charitable leaders in the weeks to come who make Austin and Central Texas a truly remarkable place to live.
Our training is designed to guide donors, charitable corporations, Texas nonprofit organizations, and professional & trade associations towards best practices and success. Both donors and beneficiaries of their gifts will gain useful insight from the unique focus of the program.
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About your author:
Laura Fowler is the Managing Shareholder of The Fowler Law Firm, PC. She is a regular speaker to real estate and business groups and an instructor licensed to teach continuing education courses required by the Texas Real Estate Commission.
About The Fowler Law Firm PC: Attorneys with The Fowler Law Firm PC proudly donate their talents and resources to many area charities and teach courses in Continuing Education Click HERE for more information. Follow our charitable adventures on our Facebook or LinkedIn pages.