AFP TN, Southeastern Chapter Meeting
What: AFP TN, Southeastern Chapter Meeting
When: October 28; 11:30am-1:30pm
Where: Mountain City Club, 729 Chestnut Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402
Cost: AFP Members $12/ Non members $35 / Undergraduate students $12
"Building a Philanthropic Culture"
Karla Williams, MA, ACFRE
The Williams Group
Explore the meaning behind the concept of a "Philanthropic Culture," and learn what it takes to create, build and sustain one. If you are an Executive Director or a Development Officer, this session will help you shape the values and ethics that define a strong culture of philanthropy. discussions will give you specific approaches to work with your boards, your leadership staff, your volunteers and even your front-line staff. This session is delivered by the author of the lead article in the recent AFP publication "Advancing Philanthropy."
Be inspired by Karla's keen sense of the donor environment, a propensity for challenging assumptions, a principled participative leadership philosophy, and her unique classroom levity. Karla is an organizational consultant with more than 35 years of professional nonprofit leadership. Her firm, THE WILLIAMS GROUP, has assisted over 250 nonprofits to develop strong donor focused cultures. Karla penned the first article on the importance of Creating a Philanthropic Culture, published in Contributions Magazine. She is the author of two highly-acclaimed books; Donor Focused Strategies for Annual Giving, a fundraising classic, and her newest book written for executive directors, Leading the Fundraising Charge. As a teacher, Karla has helped shape the fundraising profession while inspiring colleagues to see fundraising as a calling. She currently serves as adjunct faculty with The Fundraising School at IUPUI; the Masters Program in Philanthropy and Development at St. Mary's University of MN; the Fundraising Certificate Program at the University of St. Thomas Center of Business Excellence, and she is the Faculty Director and Founder of the new Leadership Gift School, Institute for Philanthropic Leadership in Charlotte, NC. Over the years, her work as a consultant, teacher, author and speaker has inspired organizations across the country to accomplish unlimited goals with limited resources.