Our April 14 webinar will explore explanations for low board diversity and suggest practical and actionable solutions to address the issue.

Register for our Feb. 25 webinar, featuring Lisa Tabor, president of CultureBrokers; William Harris, president and CEO of Space Center Houston; Birgit Smith Burton, founder of the African American Development Officers Network (AADO); Sunanda Ghosh, director of Strategic Relations for The Redford Foundation, and CFA’s new of counsel consultant, AJ Casey.

Creative Fundraising Advisors (CFA) welcomed two experienced fundraising consultants to its team in January 2021: AJ Casey, a nonprofit leader, trainer, and consultant for more than 25 years who will serve as Of Counsel for work with The Actors Fund, and Dr. Utica J. Gray, an experienced leader with expertise in human services, education, and health care who will serve as Of Counsel for work with Walker|West Music Academy.



Our nation is navigating dual pandemics: COVID-19 and the tragic, daily reminders of ongoing inequality. In this new environment, non-profits are navigating completely uncharted waters — having to rethink traditional approaches to strategy, fundraising, and planning.  

In this webinar, “Non-profit Fundraising and Strategic Planning in the 2020 Landscape”, panelists discuss surviving and thriving in the midst of the challenges posed by disease and discrimination.

Paul Johnson and Tony Grundhauser of Creative Fundraising Advisors give the initial presentation about the state of philanthropy in 2020, including lessons learned from past recessions and insights into constructive actions to take during tumultuous times.

Joining them are St. Olaf alumni from a variety of fundraising backgrounds.

Panelists present their insights from the field, discuss with each other, and answer questions. Questions include:

“Are emergency fund campaigns valid?”

“Should nonprofits accept gifts from donors with conflicting values?”

“What ideas would not have been possible before this pandemic — new ideas to be invested in and allowed to flourish?”

Watch the webinar recording from St. Olaf here.