When everyone – staff, board, volunteers, and even service recipients – understands the role of philanthropy, a nonprofit organization can maximize fundraising efforts.
As development professionals, we must insure that our organizations have (or are creating) a culture that supports and cultivates philanthropy. What does that mean? It’s all about the attitude, understanding and behavior of everyone involved at the agency. All levels of your organization must have an appreciation for the support you receive.
Join us as Sara Leonard takes you through an exercise to test your organization’s philanthropic culture. You’ll leave with action steps to begin making improvements in your organization’s culture so it becomes a true culture of philanthropy.
Sara is a solutions-oriented advancement professional with over 25 years’ experience in development and administration in the not-for-profit field. The founding director of the Nonprofit Leadership Center’s Fund Development Academy, Sara launched the Sara Leonard Group in April 2015 to provide consulting, coaching and training to fundraisers, CEO’s and nonprofit board members.
She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Tampa and an MBA from the University of South Florida. She has worked in the nonprofit sector raising funds for healthcare, educational and cultural organizations. She managed development operations including identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors, managing annual giving, major gift cultivation and solicitation, training and management of staff, board and volunteers, foundation and corporate support, sponsorships, annual funds, special events and in-kind support.
Sara serves on the board of directors of the Suncoast Chapter of the AFP and New Tampa Young Life. She is a former board member of the AFP Florida Caucus. She lives in Tampa with her husband and two children.
Date & Time
September 22, 2015
12:00pm Luncheon Begins
Pasco-Hernando State College
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10230 Ridge RoadNew Port Richey, FL 34654