The Big Giving USA Reveal—What Did We See in 2021? What Does This Mean for Philanthropy?
Speaker: Barbara O’Reilly, CFRE, Windmill Hill Consulting
On June 21st, Giving USA will release its annual report on philanthropy, publishing in-depth research on the who, what, and where of giving in 2021. Giving USA is the longest consecutively published, comprehensive report on annual charitable giving in our country.
The AFP Greater Baton Rouge and Greater New Orleans chapters will be hosting a conversation to share the biggest headlines of the Giving USA report, and discuss the current environment and changing landscape in the nonprofit industry.
Barbara O’Reilly, CFRE, of Windmill Hill Consulting will present key data from Giving USA's report and then moderate a panel discussion with Louisiana nonprofit leaders who weigh in on the data, sharing on-the-ground experiences and practical advice about trends and insights about the future of philanthropy.
Attendees will be among the first to hear the results of Giving USA’s annual research, and there will be an interactive Q and A session following the presentation.
Barbara O'Reilly, CFRE
Founder and Principal, Windmill Hill Consulting
Whether it was leading record-setting reunion classes, securing tens of millions of dollars from global corporations following some of the most devastating natural disasters around the world, or overseeing a team that grew donor engagement of major individual donors committed to historic preservation, Barbara O’Reilly, CFRE understands that fundraising is much more than just raising money. It’s about enabling donors to realize their philanthropic dreams for issues that are most important to them and to be part of the change they want to see in the world. Barbara brings to her clients nearly thirty years of major gifts, annual fund, and campaign fundraising experience at major non-profit organizations including Harvard University, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Oxford University in England, and the American Red Cross.
Barbara became a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) in 2015 and an AFP Master Trainer in 2018. She serves as immediate past president of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Washington DC Metro Chapter and as a former member of the Advisory Panel for Rogare, The Fundraising Think Tank in the U.K. She is a longstanding Partner in Advancement of the Center for Nonprofit Advancement, a member of the Association Foundation Group (AFG), and Windmill Hill Consulting is a member firm of The Giving Institute. She is also a member of the faculty of the Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management and Leadership at the University of Maryland’s Do Good Institute.
She is a frequent guest presenter at national and international conferences and on various webinars hosted by Network for Good, DonorSearch, Bloomerang, Firespring, OneCause, Boardable, UST, and Qgiv. Barbara received her BA in English from Barnard College/Columbia University and her ALM in Celtic Studies from Harvard University.