Exploring the 2021 Giving USA data and what the findings mean for our work

When:  Jul 12, 2022 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM (PT)
Education Event
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (PST)
Via Zoom
Sponsored by Campbell & Company

Giving USA, the longest-running and most comprehensive report on the sources and uses of charitable giving in America, by Giving USA Foundation,  is a public service initiative of The Giving Institute will be releasing the 2021 data on June 21, 2022.
Continued unprecedented developments in 2021 including the global pandemic, the ensuing economic crisis, and efforts to advance racial justice created intense, widespread need and significantly increased the demand upon nonprofit organizations.
How do these trends impact what’s happening on the ground in Southern California? As the sixth largest economy in the world and a powerhouse of innovation, California affects the entire philanthropic market.
Drawing on national, state, and local data, this session will explore insights drawn from this research to give us data-driven strategies that help us navigate challenges unique to our region’s philanthropy. Our speakers will explore sector-wide trends, discuss how these trends impact philanthropy, staffing and donor retention, and organizational planning. Attendees will leave the session armed with techniques to attract new donors, retain existing support, build stronger teams, and thrive in our uneven philanthropic landscape.
Attendees will leave the session with a better understanding of:
  • How emerging trends in fundraising are impacting major gifts—and what to do about it
  • How the current environment is impacting staff recruitment and retention
  • How to craft and execute on strategies that will help us thrive in our uneven philanthropic landscape

Presenter bios:

Cassie Carter
Vice President, Campbell & Company

Cassie Carter brings 30 years of experience in the nonprofit and higher education sectors to her work at Campbell & Company. She focuses on developing a shared understanding with clients of their opportunities and strengths and how those can be leveraged to achieve a high level of long-term fundraising success.

Prior to joining Campbell & Company, she was Associate Vice President for Development and Director of Campaigns at Hawaii Pacific University, Associate Vice President for Development Operations and Director of Advancement for the College of Science and Mathematics at Cal Poly, and Executive Director of the Montana Outdoor Science School.

Currently she is the board chair of the Pierce College Foundation and served as a board member for the Community Foundation of the Valleys. Cassie holds a doctoral degree in Teaching and Learning with an emphasis on science education and public administration from the University of Southern California, a bachelor’s degree in biology from California State University-Northridge, and an associate of arts from Los Angeles Pierce College.

Dan Nevez
Vice President, Executive Search, Campbell & Company

Dan Nevez is a Vice President, Executive Search at Campbell & Company. He has over 30 years of professional experience in higher education, cultural institutions, and nonprofit executive search. Dan has advised national and regional nonprofit organizations on the recruitment of a broad range of executive leadership, including senior philanthropy searches.
Prior to joining Campbell & Company, Dan served as principal at a premier national executive search firm and eventually founded one of the nation’s first Latinx-owned nonprofit search firms. Prior to discovering his passion for search, Dan was a museum curator and socio-economic historian at an internationally recognized research center and museum at the University of Chicago.. He has given lectures at major research conferences and published several articles on socio-economic history. Dan received his master’s and completed his doctoral studies at the University of Chicago.
As a search leader, he is a frequent speaker on nonprofit leadership, succession planning, recruitment and retention, compensation, and career management. Besides AFP, he is also an active participant and speaker in the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy, CASE, and the Network of Nonprofit Search Consultants where he served as past chair of the Effective Practices Committee and Membership Committee. He currently lives in Los Angeles with his partner and husband of 25 years, Gene Kang, an Emmy award-winning regional/international television news journalist for KTLA 5 News.

AFP Members - $20
Non-Members -$30

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