4 Reasons Teamwork is Essential to Philanthropy

Every Gift Matters | Blog | 2 Min.
Written By: Carrie Morgridge | Posted On: 11/25/2015

Living in Denver, I love rooting for the Broncos. The team has an incredible quarterback in Peyton Manning, but the truth is that the Broncos are loved because they play, succeed, and fail due to the strength of the team, not due to the strength of any one individual.

The same can be said for great giving: It’s teams, not individuals, that make real progress in the world of philanthropy.

We know and live this truth at the Morgridge Family Foundation. As many gifts as my husband John and I have given over the years, I can’t think of a single project where we donated the entire cost. Except in rare cases, I don’t believe in being a single-source donor. It’s another reason why I champion the cause of getting people to give any size gift, and a reason why I truly believe that every gift matters. The more people we have putting energy, time, and money behind their passions, the more momentum and success the causes we believe in will have.

Here’s why:

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