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IPL's New Development Professionals Program Features Philanthropic Experts | October 2020

The New Development Professionals program, one of the two signature programs produced by the Institute for Philanthropic Leadership, kicked off its fall 2020 season with an outstanding line-up of nonprofit experts. Catherine Warfield, CFP, the Senior Vice President of Philanthropic Advancement and Deviré Robinson, J.D. the Vice President of the Centers for Giving, both from The Foundation for The Carolinas, gave great presentations on donor advised funds and the history and legacy of community foundations. James Bullock, Vice President for University Advancement at Queens University, also shared key lessons on the unspoken rules of fundraising and personal solicitation, the often uncomfortable "asking for money" cornerstone of philanthropic advancement. Finally, Jim Kelley, Vice President of Development at the Diocese of Charlotte, emphasized the importance of legacy giving, speaking on his career long experience in securing donations with long-term potential. 

The New Development Professionals program prepares aspiring nonprofit leaders to excel in the fundraising, management and organizational planning skills required in the philanthropic sector. To date, 93 professionals from 58 organizations have attended this program. Click here to see those who have completed the program, and go here for more information and to apply!

The target audience for the program is new or aspiring professionals in the nonprofit sector whose responsibility features fundraising.  The program consists of four monthly (3-hour) sessions from September - December each Fall.

PMA Consulting President Patton McDowell serves as the facilitator and lead faculty member for the program. 

Catherine Warfield, CFP Devire Robinson, J.D. James Bullock Jim Kelley
Senior Vice President, Vice President Vice President, Vice President of Development
Philanthropic Advancement Centers for Giving University Advancement Diocese of Charlotte
The Foundation for the Carolinas The Foundation for the Carolinas Queens University  

IPL Partners with the Carolinas Planned Giving Conference

The Carolinas Planned Giving Conference is hosted by the North Carolina and South Carolina Planned Giving Councils and will be held virtually on September 2-3, 2020. Registration for this 2-day conference is open to Council members, non-members and organizations.
Click here for the schedule & speaker bios.

IPL Welcomes Cohort 8 of Leadership Gift School
January 18, 2020

The Institute of Philanthropic Leadership welcomed nine nonprofits to its 8th Cohort of Leadership Gift School beginning this Spring, hosted by the Foundation For The Carolinas.  These outstanding organizations join 165 nonprofit leaders from 76 nonprofits that have graduated from this highly acclaimed program. 

Anuvia.   Valerie Kopetzky, CEO; Abigail Lord-Ramsey, Director of Fund Development

Arts & Science CouncilJeep Bryant, President & CEO; Robert Touchstone, Director of Development

Augustine Literacy ProjectAlison Houser, Executive Director; Jessica Klasinski, Director of Development

CrossRoads.  Tiffany Capers, Executive Director; Chanda Hurms, Development Director

GenOne. Ian Joyce, Executive Director; Katie Gaunter, Board Member

Heart Math Tutoring. Emily Gaffney, Executive Director; Sally Dudley, Development Director

Hospitality House of CharlotteAngie Bush, Executive Director; Candice Johnson, Development Director

NC MedAssistLori Giang, CEO; Anny Reed, Chief Development Officer

Metrolina Association for the Blind.  Tracy Liberto-Fegarsky, President & CEO; Dawn Cordero, Development Officer

To find out more and apply to be part of the next cohort, click here.


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