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As nonprofit leaders find themselves in an increasingly diverse philanthropic environment, it’s essential to know how to harness the power of cultural diversity and to understand the donor perspective. During this interactive session, information and insights about specific population groups, their cultures, traditions and practices in North America, and how these factors influence and affect philanthropy will be discussed. Dr. Lilya Wagner’s personal and professional experience brings together knowledge of culture, diversity and generosity and places it into practical perspectives.
An afternoon panel session will be moderated by Ms. Kathryn Gamble, senior consultant with Gail Perry Associates. Kathryn is a respected member of the nonprofit community and has over twenty-five years of fundraising experience. She is nearing the completion of her PhD in Public Administration with a research focus on nonprofit governance. Ms. Gamble is frequently a guest speaker on a variety of topics including board development and engagement.
Speaker: Dr. Lilya Wagner, CFRE, Director, Philanthropic Service for Institutions
Currently, Lilya Wagner is director of Philanthropic Service for Institutions, a trainer for The Fund Raising School as well as on the philanthropic studies faculty of the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University, and teaches in the graduate program at St. Mary’s University in Minnesota.
From 2005-2008, Lilya was Vice President for Philanthropy at Counterpart International in Washington, D.C., an international development organization which provides a variety of services and projects in many countries. Prior to joining Counterpart, Lilya completed fourteen years of association with the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University (now the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy), serving as associate director for public service and director of the Women’s Philanthropy Institute. Her responsibilities included developing and managing projects and programs, such as the Philanthropic Ambassadors and the Hispanic Stewardship Development Partnership. She was in charge of curriculum preparation and revision for The Fund Raising School (TFRS) and was a frequent speaker and workshop presenter in North America and internationally. She has done training, speaking and consulting in more than sixty countries.
One of many awards she has received is the Henry A. Rosso Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Ethical Fund Raising by the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. This award is given to selected individuals who have significantly advanced the fundraising profession nationwide and globally as well as provided exceptional leadership in a long, productive career of distinction.
Her published writings include articles and book chapters on philanthropy, fundraising and the nonprofit sector, along with books and numerous articles on a variety of general interest and professional topics. Careers in Fundraising, winner of the Skystone Ryan Research Prize presented by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), is a comprehensive volume on fundraising as a profession. Another significant publication in her field is Leading Up: Transformational Leadership for Fundraisers. She has also had several books published in other areas of interest, such as Women War Correspondents of World War II. She has been an editor and a columnist as well.
A recently-released volume on the effects of culture, traditions, nationalities, and religion on generosity and philanthropy, Diversity and Philanthropy: Expanding the Circle of Giving, was published by Praeger Publishers. This book reflects Lilya’s own background as a refugee and immigrant, her extensive global work through the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy as well as other organizations that have engaged her as a consultant or trainer, and her interest in cultural differences and how these enrich civil society. This book also won the Skystone Ryan Research Prize. Lilya is the only author to win this prize twice.
From 1993 until 1996 Lilya worked as vice president for development at the National Association for Community Leadership but continued her affiliation with the Center on Philanthropy as a faculty member for The Fund Raising School and trainer for Leadership Works. Prior to joining the Center on Philanthropy, Lilya served as vice president for institutional advancement at Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska and received several national awards for her fundraising and advertising programs. She began her fundraising career by working in health care, and has served as a volunteer and board member for human service, arts and community organizations.
Lilya holds a doctorate in education from the University of Florida in Gainesville and has a master’s degree in journalism as well as one in music. She has taught a variety of subjects at the university, college and high school levels, and has been employed as a public relations specialist.
Panel Moderator: Kathryn Gamble
Kathryn Gamble is a respected member of the nonprofit community and has over twenty-five years of solid fundraising experience. She brings analytical, strategic, practical and technical expertise in dealing with all aspects of philanthropic management.Gamble formed her consulting business following her leadership of the successful campaign at the North Carolina Museum of Art. Recently, she joined Gail Perry Associates. She applies her knowledge and experience to create optimal solutions for her clients resulting in successful fundraising. Her clients have ranged from arts to health organizations.
Gamble began her fundraising career with a local consulting firm learning campaign planning and execution from the ground up. At the North Carolina Museum of Art, she provided leadership for and management of a successful $50.6 million campaign completed in 2013. She has held senior management positions at Saint Mary’s School and East Carolina University. She was a member of the UNC-CH development staff during the $450 million Bicentennial Capital Campaign.
Gamble has been a regular speaker at the annual AFP NC Philanthropy Conference speaking on a variety of topics including board development and board engagement in fundraising. She has served as an instructor at North Carolina State University where she has taught courses in the non-profit degree minor.
Kathryn Gamble has an MBA from Queens University in Charlotte, NC and is nearing the completion of a Ph.D. in Public Administration at North Carolina State University. Her research focus is in nonprofit governance. She is a member of the Association of Researchers on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA), the Association of Fundraising Professionals, BoardSource, and the Raleigh Professional Women’s Forum.
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