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Philanthropy 101

July 14 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

One of the most intangible yet integral characteristics of a nonprofit is its culture of philanthropy. Along with a comprehensive strategic plan, it is the bedrock on which a great fundraising program is built. Organizations that understand this will have established the foundation that drives successful fundraising. In this first session, learn about the core values, characteristics, principles and positive outcomes of a culture of philanthropy, and how that impacts the case for support, leadership, program delivery, and more.

Learning objectives:

  1. Review the “core ingredients” for success in fundraising
  2. Understand why culture of philanthropy is foundational in this recipe, and how you can assess and strengthen your organization’s culture of philanthropy
  3. Orient to key principles of fundraising and philanthropy around Giving USA trends in philanthropy and donor motivations

Program Level: Basic
Prerequisites: None
Instructional Method: Online via Zoom
CFRE Points: 2 points

Cost: $65 Member; $115 Non-member

Please note: Registration closes two days prior to the class date. All registrations are subject for approval.





Holly Lang

Holly is a Principal at Dini Spheris, a Texas-based fundraising consulting firm. Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Holly moved to Houston, Texas, to attend Rice University. After graduating from Rice, Holly worked with her alma mater in the development office, focusing on young alumni and annual giving. She also brings significant experience to the areas of membership, retention programs, campaigns and development assessments.

Holly’s heart for philanthropy is evidenced in her volunteerism with the University of Houston Nonprofit Leadership Alliance, teaching an eight-week fundraising course at the school. She also continues to support Rice University, acting as the leadership chair for her class reunion and an instructor at the Glasscock School of Continuing Studies Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership.


July 14
9:00 am - 11:00 am
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