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RE-IMAGINING PHILANTHROPY was written by Jimmy LaRose to begin an industry wide discussion of what plagues the nonprofit sector!

May 19, 2024

Jimmy & Kristi LaRose Celebrating The Apotheosis of Washington

Painted in 1865 by Constantino Brumidi, the Apotheosis of Washington in the eye of the U.S. Capitol Building’s Rotunda depicts George Washington rising to the heavens in glory, flanked by female figures representing Liberty and Victory/Fame and surrounded by six groups of figures. The fresco is suspended 180 feet above the Rotunda floor and covers an area of 4,664 square feet. Jimmy & Kristi LaRose Celebrating The Apotheosis of Washington The Apotheosis of Washington in the eye of the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol was painted in the true fresco technique by Constantino Brumidi in 1865. Brumidi (1805-1880) was born and trained in Rome and had painted in the Vatican and Roman palaces before emigrating to the United States in 1852. A master of creating the illusion of three-dimensional forms and figures on flat walls, Brumidi painted frescoes and murals throughout the Capitol from 1855 until his death.
February 16, 2024

Jimmy LaRose – Charity’s Great Truth-Teller – The Jim Eskin Show

Jimmy LaRose – Charity’s Great Truth-Teller – The Jim Eskin Show highlight’s Eskin Fundraising Training’s 2024 Inaugural Nonprofit Podcast featuring Jimmy LaRose inspired colleagues across the Nation to take an honest look at the current state of fundraising and philanthropy. LaRose’s “emperor has no clothes” approach to nonprofit piety and organizational crazy-making was full of humor, insight and wisdom.
October 22, 2022

Major Gifts Ramp-Up Cloud v11.0

Major Gifts Ramp-Up Cloud Releases v11.0 celebrates the newest release of Jimmy LaRose’s Major Gifts Ramp-Up Cloud™ super platform. The Cloud has been designed to support organizations who successfully implement the Major Gifts Ramp-Up™ fundraising model. Recognized as the world’s largest nonprofit digital resource library, the MGRU Cloud includes thousands of documents, tutorials, presentations, manuals, videos, audios, curriculum and exams vital to enhancing your nonprofit’s performance. Fundraisers save hundreds of hours as they CUT-AND-PASTE their way through projects using fresh material they now own.
July 10, 2022

Sharon & Jimmy LaRose – We’re Both Recovering Controllers

Sharon LaRose has been writing for 65 years. She encountered Christ at age 16 at a Nazarene Church in Kingston, NY and has taken great care to memorialize her life’s journey with Him ever since. This morning Kristi and I woke up yet again to one of my mom’s many missives.  Kristi insisted that we read her writing together and then followed it by sharing an affectionate comment. Kristi couldn’t help herself and observed, “Like Mother Like Son.”  Here’s what this 80 year old woman of
June 6, 2022

Marian Wright Edelman Celebrates Ecumenical University & Beverly Jones-Gurley

Marian Wright Edelman Celebrates Ecumenical University & Beverly Jones-Gurley shares a video message from the founder of the Children’s Defense Fund celebrating Ecumenical University. Dr. Jimmy LaRose, Ecumenical University’s Dean of Philanthropic Studies, celebrated Ecumenical University Board of Regents’ installation of Dr. Beverly Jones-Gurley as EU’s President. LaRose, Bishop Redfern II along with American icon Marian Wright Edelman shared a message of congratulations with Dr. Gurley. Marian Wright Edelman is an activist for civil rights and children’s rights. She is the founder and president emerita of the Children’s Defense Fund. She influenced leaders such as Martin Luther King Jr. and Hillary Clinton.
April 3, 2022

Major Gifts Ramp-Up Model Raises Millions

Welcome to Major Gifts Ramp-Up. Here’s a quick question, “are you receiving the finances you require to achieve significant impact?” If not, it may be time for you to re-imagine philanthropy in ways that transform both you and the organization you serve. Major Gifts Ramp-Up is a unique approach to fund development that will challenge everything you believe about
December 18, 2021

Jimmy LaRose & Kristi LaRose Share a Merry Christmas

Jimmy LaRose & Kristi LaRose Share a Merry Christmas celebrating our love for friends and family this Holiday Season. When someone thinks of Christmas, they think of beautiful decorations, giving gifts and spending time with family. There’s a reason that many people consider it their favorite holiday. Christmas has a unique cultural impact like no other holiday. It consumes the entire month of December. Christmas is surrounded by movies, music and food, something that no other holiday can boast. For these reasons, it is the greatest holiday in the world.
December 11, 2021

His Law Is Love & His Gospel Is Peace – Noel, Noel

O holy night! The stars are brightly shining, It is the night of our dear Saviour’s birth. Long lay the world in sin and error pining, Till He appeared and the soul felt its worth. A thrill of hope, the weary world rejoices, For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn. Fall on your knees! O hear the angel voices! O night divine, O night when Christ was born; O night divine, O night, O night Divine.
December 10, 2021

Major Gift Minimums w Jimmy LaRose

 Major Gift Minimums w Jimmy LaRose is Jimmy’s take on what constitutes a Major Gift Dollar Amount. Imagine for a moment that your nonprofit has 1,000 supporters. And 120 of those supporters are responsible for 90% of your fundraising revenue. You’d probably want to build strong relationships with those 120 people — after all, their major gifts are likely one of the reasons your organization is able to fulfill its mission. You might be thinking that’s a dramatic example, but it’s the reality. Nearly 90% of all fundraising dollars come from just 12% of donors.