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Strategic Leadership

March 25, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Beyond managing a donor-centered fundraising program is the leader’s ability to be strategic.  A strategic leader can express a strategic vision for their organization, project, or specific area of influence and motivate others to acquire that vision. Developing a culture of philanthropy for an organization requires strategic thinking that will further fundraising outcomes through cross-functional teamwork – a necessary component for transformational organizational growth. In this course, we’ll explore the attributes of strategic leadership and discuss how to develop a team that thinks strategically along with its leader.   

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn the traits, characteristics, features, and qualities of a strategic leader 
  • Understand how to motivate employees to forecast organizational needs within their area of influence 
  • Articulate how to tie the leader’s strategy to organizational strategy  

Program Level: Advanced
Instructional Method: Online via Zoom
CFRE Credits: 2 points

Cost: $65 members / $115 non-members

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






Clint Riley, MBA

Clint has a passion for the arts, particularly the critical role nonprofit organizations play in creating space for dialogues in and among communities. His career has been focused on helping organizations articulate strategic priorities and develop practical and effective policies, systems, and procedures in support of their mission and philanthropic goals. He has held roles in fund development, marketing & communications and sales, program design, project management, and strategic planning.

Career highlights include:
-President & CEO of Texas Center for Arts + Academics
-Served in positions with The Santa Fe Opera, Wolf Trap, Foundation for the Performing Arts, Dallas Theater Center, and Dallas Black Dance Theatre
-MA, Arts Management, Meadows School of the Arts, Southern Methodist University, Dallas TX
-MBA, Cox School of Business, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX



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March 25, 2022
9:00 am - 11:00 am
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