"Philanthropy isn't good only for the person being helped, it's also good for the philanthropist."
That's the takeaway from an interview with Jaimie Trussell, president and CEO of the Council of Churches of the Ozarks.
Trussell, whose organization helps the needy in southwest Missouri, was asked about the state of philanthropy in the region.
"I think it used to be more of a handshake, 'Trust us.
We'll do the right thing with your investment,'" she said, per the Kansas City Star.
"Today they want to see proof of how that investment is used, and I think that creates more competition in the philanthropic space."
That's because, as CFO Brian Fogle puts it, "the number one thing I hear when I talk to people about the Council of Churches is 'I had no idea.' And that's something I've got to work on because we're probably the best kept secret being around five decades here in southwest Missouri, but, being humble, not telling our story as well as we're going to need to if we're going to be relevant."
But Trussell doesn't think that's going to change.
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