‘Rage Giving’ Fills Coffers Of Groups Opposing Trump
Groups like Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services in New Haven, Planned Parenthood, and the American Civil Liberties Unions are reporting an uptick in giving since the election.
David Van Slyke, dean of the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, said the challenge for nonprofits is to turn those first-time donors into regular contributors. "When you want to message and communicate with new donors, you want to demonstrate very quickly that you're using the money efficiently and effectively and it's really focused on a goal," said Van Slyke, who studies nonprofits. "And then you come back ... and you say, 'Look, we think we're in a real battle and we think we're making progress.'"
"This kind of resistance to the president will be sustainable for a small group of people," Van Slyke, but the donors he calls "the indifferent middle" may start to drop off when campaigns move from opposing Trump to supporting a particular issue.
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