Op-Ed: To Protect Your Nonprofit’s Growth, Protect Your Donors’ Privacy

Originally published at Forbes

Reporters have the right to keep their sources private. Lawyers don’t have to release their client lists. And non-political charities do not have to share the identities of their donors, thanks to a Supreme Court decision this year.

People give anonymously to charity for a number of reasons. Sometimes donors prefer to give privately for modesty or religious purposes. Others — especially those with a high profile — want to keep the focus on the nonprofit mission, rather than themselves. Some want to avoid solicitations from other charities.

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