Value

CREATING VALUE FOR CLIENTS:  SOME ASPECTS OF VISION-FIVE's VALUE PROPOSITION:


  1. BulletFocusing on "getting the job done"  effectively and efficiently.  (Advice is nice, but actions gets satisfactions!)

  2. BulletAccomplishing things that really matter, long-term, rather than simply going along with current fashions.

  3. BulletUtilizing wherever possible the entrepreneurial gifts and talents that created the philanthropic wealth in the first place.

  4. BulletSeeking high impact "catalyst" opportunities with multiplier leverage.

  5.  (FOR SOME EXAMPLES OF HIGH-LEVERAGE PHILANTHROPIC ACTION, CLICK HERE)

  6. BulletAvoiding stepping into long-term dependencies.

  7. BulletHelping to focus philanthropic negotiations on the key "3 P's":  Principles  --   Processes --- Productivity (rather than the more typical, "People, Power & Politics”.)

  8. BulletProviding valuable services by protecting donors from hassle, bother, and awkward situations of being "chased" to make gifts.

  9. BulletArranging "just right" opportunities for donors to be recognized.

  10. BulletActing upon the insight that "God is in the details" and hence taking care with contracts, checkpoints and monitoring necessary to making prudent and high-impact philanthropic gifts.

  11. BulletAvoiding the often problematic aspects of excessive sentimentality in philanthropy.

  12. BulletAnalyzing philanthropic donations as if they were investments:  

  13. How does the possible project or donation fit with a donor's wider strategic vision?

  14. What will this project or donation yield?  What is its likely philanthropic return on investment?  

  15. Is the proposed project or donation attractive in comparison with other competing alternate possibilities? 

  16. How can we efficiently recognize and measure performance or the lack of performance ?

  17. How can positive incentives be used to motivate success?

  18. How can careful contracts be used to recapture resources in cases of failure?

  19. BulletRecognizing the importance of learning from 'feedback' on both successes and failures.

  20. BulletRecognizing that risk and willingness-to-fail can be an important aspect of success, as in venture-capital.

  21. BulletRecognizing key "age gap" issues:  that donors wishing to act effectively in an age sector 40 to 50 years younger than their own age can often act upon incorrect presumptions.

  22. BulletRecognizing that one of the most serious problems of philanthropic ineffectiveness is that fund-raising often is donor-psychology-focused rather that real outcomes-focused.


Click HERE for the CORE VALUES of Vision-Five