Bill Toliver, Blogger on 101 Fundraising

Intermediaries in an entirely new ecosystem of supply and demand

By Bill Toliver • May 11, 2017


I have been having one of those ongoing conversations with Atallah Kuttab, the founder of Saaned, an organization devoted to growing philanthropy in the Middle East. In addition to being a charming person, I find him to be an outstanding thinker in the area of philanthropy, fundraising and, most importantly, …

The physics of cultural transformation

By Bill Toliver • April 20, 2017


While my work is focused almost entirely on helping social impact organizations create cultural transformation, it’s surprising how much comfort and insight can be found in the fundamental laws of physics that I learned in the early years of my engineering education.
For example, it is compelling to think about how …

Hail the all-powerful Rock!

By Bill Toliver • March 9, 2017


When I was a kid I had the fortune to grow up in the deserts of the Middle East. A place that was brilliantly interesting, but not particularly hospitable to life — especially the life of a pasty white kid.
While living there I became a bit of a student of …

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