Why your supporters are wealthier than you expect. Course details.

Taking the fun out of fundraising

Howard Lake | 11 June 1998 | News

Ken Wyman of Ken Wyman & Associates Inc. reminds us that life can be tough as a fundraiser. He passed on two strange but true stories from News of the Weird.

In November, Oregon State University physics professor John Gardner had a federal grant application rejected, apparently solely because it was not typed double-spaced. (Gardner, himself, is blind; he was applying to work on technology for the disabled.)

And in December, the Georgia Court of Appeals turned down, irrevocably, an appeal by the state in a $2.7 million personal-injury case because the state’s paperwork was submitted in New Times Roman typeface instead of the required Courier.


Why your supporters are wealthier than you think... Course by Catherine Miles. Background photo of two sides of a terraced street of houses.