Speaking Experience

Over the last ten years I have been fortune to have the opportunity to be a keynote speaker and workshop presenter at more than 80 conferences and association events in Canada, Australia, and all over the United States. The Covid-19 pandemic changed the conference landscape a year ago, since that time I have worked with planning committees to provide the best virtual experience possible for conference attendees. By the close of 2020, I had the privilege of speaking to more than 10,000 professionals in the nonprofit, mental health, education, and corporate sectors.

 

Notable conferences and events I have had the opportunity to present and keynote include: 

  • Fundraising Institute Australia - FIA Conference (2021)

  • OneCause - Raise Conference (2020, 2021)

  • Nonprofit Storytelling Conference (2014, 2018, 2019, 2020)

  • AFP ICON (2019, 2020)

  • AFP LEAD (2019, 2020)

  • AFP Healthcare Conference (2021)

  • AFP Florida Planet Philanthropy (2017, 2020, 2021)

  • Sarkeys Foundation Leadership Forum (2011, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019)  

  • Cherokee Nation Annual Conference of Community Leaders (2018, 2019, 2020, 2021)

  • AFP Chapter events in; Florida, Washington, Nevada, North Carolina, and Vancouver BC.

  • Qgiv Fundraising Lab (2019)

Workshop & Keynote Topics

I present and speak on a number of topics, these include: winning donor attention, fundraising strategy, board development, storytelling & donor communication, succession planning, nonprofit leadership, diversity & inclusion, employee engagement & recognition, and mental health awareness. Some of my most popular workshops over the last five years have included the following: 

  1. The Evolution of Nonprofit Executive Leadership - What it takes to Survive and Thrive today in a Changing Philanthropic Landscape.  

  2. Leadership Storytelling: How to effectively use your Board of Directors and Staff to convey your "WHY" to your Audience and Donors to Improve Fundraising.  

  3. In Order to Achieve Fundraising Success in Today’s 24/7, 365 Information-Overloaded World - Nonprofits Need a Mobile-First Strategy NOW.  

  4. Finding Balance: Addressing the Biggest Challenge for Nonprofits Today – the Recruitment, Onboarding, and Engagement of its Board Members. 

  5. Executive Leadership Today - Leading with Empathy, Gratitude, and Action.  

  6. Mental Health in the Workplace – How Nonprofits Can Support Employees and Create a Work Culture That is Stronger Than Stigma! 

  7. Attention Focused Fundraising: A Modern Formula for Winning Donor Attention. 

  8. An Unprecedented Amount of Leadership Turnover is Taking Place Over the Next 5 Years - It's Time to Talk Succession Planning.

  9. Ready for a NEW Facility? Before You Start Designing Your Dream Building- Let’s Talk Capital Campaign Planning and Strategy. 

  10. Leading and Fundraising Through Crisis and Beyond: What Your Donors and Audience Want from Your Leadership.  

 

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