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Building a Culture of Philanthropy in Your Organization

June 24, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

A culture of philanthropy is an organizational culture where everyone in an organization understands the importance of philanthropy and has a role in encouraging it. From the receptionist to direct service providers to the executive leadership and board members, everyone has a role to play in influencing philanthropic support for the organization. This session will help you assess your organization’s culture of philanthropy and find ways to increase it throughout the organization. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand “textbook” definitions of a culture of philanthropy and how they apply to your organization, given its size
  • Discover how accounting, program/direct service, volunteers, and your leadership can help strengthen philanthropic support for the mission and how the development officer can engage them all in his/her work
  • Identify steps you can take to help encourage a culture of philanthropy in your organization.

Program Level: Basic – Intermediate
Instructional Method: Online via Zoom
Social Worker CEU Credits: 2 hours
CFRE Points: 2 points

Cost: $65 member / $115 non-member

Please Note: Registration closes at 12 noon on the day prior to the class date. Registrations are subject to approval.






Barbara H. McColm, CFRE

Barbara is a founding member of M. Gale & Associates and brings to the team an expertise in nonprofit fundraising including healthcare, retirement living, cultural and community service organizations. As a consultant, Barbara strategically helps professionals, and their organizations work through complex issues that affect change and set them on a path to greater success. She offers guidance in internal assessments, development administration, major gift fundraising, planned giving, facilitation, strategic planning, and capital/endowment campaigns.

Career highlights include:
-Director, Harris Methodist Health Foundation, Fort Worth, TX
-Senior Vice President/Foundation at Sears Methodist Retirement System, Abilene, TX
-Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE)


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June 24, 2022
9:00 am - 11:00 am
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