Dawe Consulting, LLC president John Dawe recently provided input for a special LGBT Pride Month article for the Association of Fundraising Professionals blog.
From the article:
Dawe believes one of the most important stereotypes that needs to be broken is that LGBTQ individuals—and couples in particular—have higher incomes and therefore tend to be more interested in philanthropy and giving. It’s an outdated and inaccurate generalization, he says, to assume that all gay couples earn two salaries, don’t have children and therefore possess significant disposable income. “It’s not that the LGBTQ community isn’t philanthropic, of course. But not necessarily more so than other groups—we need to check these assumptions at the door.”
You can read the full article here >> Celebrating LGBTQ Pride Month 2017
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