Welcome to the Donor Doctor with your host James Newberry. On today’s show, James discusses with Ron Robinson—Reagan Ranch, YAF & William F Buckley—VISION. Tune in to their interesting talk, and learn about the significance of vision and of building relationships with donors!
On the Same Side
Ron is the president of Young America’s Foundation. He is a big fan of William Buckley, who founded the Young Americans for Freedom (YAF). They met at a political campaign during Ron’s college days in New York.
William had a number of unique experiences. He was on the tarmac with his dad when Chamberlain returned with the Munich Agreement. Also, he served as honor guard during Roosevelt’s burial.
Responding to the Need of the Market
Ron has had a lot of accomplishments. A major part of them come from responding to the needs of his market—students. Among the challenges is dealing with the biases in college campuses.
Many have lost their sense of humor, and have become ideological and totalitarian in their views. They are not completely open to the viewpoints of others.
Ron shares one event when the students tried to attack the university. Unfortunately, not all colleges welcome dissenting opinions. Many students these days are taught what to believe and not how to think.
The Reagan Ranch
The Ranch came about as a result of the vision to preserve significant events in history. It also sought to maintain the ideals held by the Conservative Party.
When people visit the Ranch, they will be able to see and feel the personal side of those who used to inhabit it. For Reagan, the Ranch represented freedom. It was where he signed the largest tax cuts, gave his most eloquent speech, and more.
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If you’re short on time, here are the highlights of Ron Robinson—Reagan Ranch, YAF & William F Buckley—VISION:
Who is Ron Robinson? (0:25)
Responding to the need of the market? (3:25)
Presenting both points of view? (5:58)
Putting up the Reagan Ranch? (7:35)
Cultivating relationships with donors? (14:21)
How to approach donors? (23:21)