While philanthropic giving has increased steadily annually over the past 40 years, it has stubbornly remained at about two percent of the U.S.’s Gross Domestic Product. Despite huge increases in wealth and periods of significant economic growth, the philanthropic sector has yet to move the needle on the level of giving not just needed to ameliorate problems, but SOLVE them. Even as we celebrate record levels of giving, we see more giving from the top of our communities, while charities, unable to create strong loyalty, churn through donors quickly. The clock is ticking: what is to be done in this most critical time as philanthropy is buffeted by “philanthrocapitalism”, crowdfunding and donor-advised funds, to name just a few trends? Join us for a lively workshop with two of the fundraising profession’s top practitioners that is one part strategic, one part tactical, as we discuss what every philanthropic funder or fundraiser needs to know about the policies, resources and partnerships required to transform not just their donor giving, but their donor ENGAGEMENT so they can fulfill their missions. This session will include the release of AFP’s Annual Trends on Philanthropy Paper.
Presented by Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP)