What is a
Philanthropic Development Office?

Aims of the PDOs

  1. To establish a continuing, systematic, and long-term program for generating funds that will be used solely for the development of the institution.
  2. To organize and establish a community-based fundraising program to tap sources of funds from individuals, corporations, foundations, and other sources in the institution’s areas of influence.
  3. To develop strong voluntary support programs to support the institution financially and to make it more a part of its community.
  4. To provide opportunities for people, foundations, and organizations to participate in the joy of giving and sharing.
  5. To consolidate all funding efforts in order to ensure a professional relationship with donors thus preventing donor fatigue.
  6. To institutionalize the brand of philanthropic donor-donee relations.

The Philanthropic Development Office (PDO) is the basic unit of the sustainable ecosystem we aim to create to professionalize the donor-donee relations.

For such advocacies being created where its programs can impact and make a difference to the community, it is truly essential that an office has to be structured in order to bring about awareness on the advocacies and its vision-mission.

Essential to the achievement of the purpose of this office is a collaborative effort of the PDO team (refer to a standard PDO organization structure below). For as long as the team keeps in track with its functions on a daily basis comes the expected result for the foundation we are creating.

We may be after for the short term goal of bringing in funds quickly, but we should not forget that the long term gain is what makes the foundation of the system sustainable.

This journey is not for the faint of heart; it is for the true of heart. Because the journey we are embarking on is not a one-shot quick fix, it is a sustainable, transformative and developmental one. Each discovery of meaning and understanding asks for even greater depths in meaning and understanding in order to ensure that the targets are being met.

PDOs are the building blocks for the Spring Rain Philanthropic Sustainable Ecosystem

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