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Giving Tomorrow 23 2020 Gary Bukowsky

Cover Story: Gary Bukowski

Associate Vice President for Development, Sarah A. Reed Children’s Center

Gary Bukowski studied history, was drawn into politics, and eventually landed in fundraising — all driven by the same passion for improving the lives of others.

Other Articles:

  • Your Voice: What a Year!
  • Ask the Expert! (On Blended Gifts)
  • Naming Your Legacy Society
  • No More Crappy Thank You Letters
  • 5 Mini Plans You Need to Thrive
  • Call to Action
  • And more…

Giving Tomorrow Issue 22 2020

Cover Story: Michelle Gollapalli

Vice President of Development, ECRI

As a young girl in India in the 1970s, Michelle faced limited options for her future. But she listened to her grandfather, who told her, “Get an education and you can conquer the world.”

Other Articles:

  • Your Voice: Unusual Gifts
  • Ask the Expert! (On Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act)
  • Fluctuating Annuity Rates
  • Legacy Conversations During COVID-19
  • Patience in Fundraising Always Wins
  • Call to Action
  • And more…

Giving Tomorrow Issue 21 2020

Cover Story: Lynn Malzone Ierardi

Director of Gift Planning, University of Pennsylvania

Lynn’s recent book on storytelling was named one of BookAuthority’s best 100 Fundraising Books of All Time. Here’s how she came to view storytelling as the most effective way to communicate, the most powerful way to teach and learn, and the best way to change behavior.

Other Articles:

  • Your Voice: Bonuses for Fundraisers?
  • Ask the Expert! (Who owns the relationship with the donor?)
  • What’s in a Logo?
  • What Makes a Good Donor Story?
  • Most Important Things in Fundraising
  • Call to Action
  • And more…

Giving Tomorrow Issue 20 2020

Cover Story: Jory Barrad

Director of Development, The Pathway School in Greater Philadelphia

Typically an economic downturn implies negative consequences. But for those with the courage and foresight to act despite uncertainty, it can create incredible opportunities. For Jory Barrad, Director of Development at The Pathway School in Greater Philadelphia, when the 2008 recession derailed his 30-year career, he embraced the opportunity to pursue a more meaningful journey. 

Other Articles:

  • Your Voice: Maximum Productivity
  • Ask the Expert (What will planned giving look like after social distancing?)
  • Optimizing Prospect Engagements
  • Q&A With Leadership Coach Marc A. Pitman
  • 21 Irritating Jargon Phrases
  • Call to Action
  • And more…

Giving Tomorrow Issue 19 2020

Cover Story: Meg DeBrito

Executive Director: Greensgrow

As the executive director of Greensgrow, an urban farm in Philadelphia, Meg DeBrito finds herself leading both a nonprofit and a business, facing the challenges  common to each type of leader, as well as challenges unique to their hybrid model.

Other Articles:

  • Your Voice: Next Level Giving
  • Ask the Expert (CARES Act)
  • Pick Up the Phone and Get to Work
  • How to Run a Remote Team
  • Philanthropy’s Landscape Is Changing. Donors’ Hearts Aren’t.
  • Call to Action
  • And more…

Giving Tomorrow Issue 18 2020

Cover Story: Sue Harpole

Deputy Chief Development Officer: ALSAC

Sue Harpole is Deputy Chief Development Officer for ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Looking back, she can see how fundraising was part of her life–even from childhood.

Other Articles:

  • Your Voice: Donor Fatigue
  • Ask the Expert (Are Your Money Beliefs Sabotaging Your Fundraising Success?)
  • Donor-centric or Egocentric? It’s Not Just About You.
  • Q&A with “Realtor of the Year” Kellie Jo Maher
  • Mr Rogers and The Power of Deep Listening
  • Call to Action
  • And more…

Giving Tomorrow Issue 17 2020

Cover Story: Mark Seeley

Senior Director of Gift Planning:University of South Carolina

Mark Seeley had been in the nonprofit sector for decades, but always from the side of an organization doing some type of good work. But when a crisis struck his family and threatened the life of his two-year-old grandson Jennings, Mark suddenly found himself in a very different seat–this time as a recipient of the good work.

Other Articles:

  • Your Voice: In what ways is planned giving both a solo and a team effort?
  • Ask the Expert (Donor story privacy)
  • Training Board Members to Be Your Best Sales People
  • Turning Mistakes into Marketing Opportunities
  • Q&A with Graham-Pelton CEO Elizabeth Zeigler (Part II)
  • Call to Action
  • And more…

Giving Tomorrow Issue 16 2020

Cover Story: Arlene D. Schiff

National Director: Harold Grinspoon Foundation

Arlene D. Schiff has a varied professional career. But whether she was working in urban planning, running her father-in-law’s clothing store, or working in development, the common thread is her one true passion: building community.

Other Articles:

  • Your Voice: We talk to donors about leaving a legacy. But how do you want to be remembered?
  • Ask the Expert (We Are Not Beggars)
  • 6 Ways to Use Stories in Your Planned Giving Marketing
  • All You Need is Love (And an Estate Plan)
  • Q&A with Graham-Pelton CEO Elizabeth Zeigler (Part I)
  • Call to Action
  • And more…

Giving Tomorrow Issue 15 2020

Cover Story: Nancy Gianni

Founder and Chief Belief Officer: GiGi’s Playhouse Down Syndrome Achievement Centers

It all started when her third child was born with Down syndrome, and Nancy set out to create a community for families like hers. Today GiGi’s Playhouse is a $14MM nonprofit with 44 locations in the U.S. and Mexico. And Nancy is just getting warmed up!

Other Articles:

  • Your Voice: How do you guide donors about parting with their money?
  • Ask the Expert (Ways to improve collaboration within your organization)
  • Stop Trying to Wow Donors Into Philanthropic Submission
  • Confessions of a Former Development Director
  • The Spousal Defensive Initiative: When One Says Yes and One Says No
  • Call to Action
  • And more…

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