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I presented on two topics that I care so much about at AFP LEAD. Thank you to AFP-IHQ for allowing me to share more about my sessions and their importance in the nonprofit sector in this interview. 

I am very humbled and honored to be listed as one of the “Top 100 Charity Industry Influencers” on social media by Onalytica.

The best part about all of this is being listed along side so many good friends and colleagues I admire, look up to, and who have helped me throughout my career. Thank you Onalytica so much for this honor and recognition! 

I had the opportunity to be the keynote speaker at Qgiv's first Fundraising Lab Conference in Florida. It was their largest event this year so far with 120 attendees. I enjoyed most the 30 minute Q&A session that followed my presentation. I want to express my gratitude to the Qgiv team for inviting me to part of this incredible event. 
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I really enjoyed speaking at the Nonprofit Storytelling Conference in Orlando. The conference has grown so much since it began in 2014 in Seattle and had more than 700 attendees from all over the world. It was really an amazing experience to reconnect with so many colleagues and friends in our sector, I'm already looking forward to San Diego in 2019!  
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I had an opportunity to speak recently with Jason Firch of Nonprofit Source for the “Causes Getting Attention” podcast about the impact of being a social CEO / Executive Director. 

We talked about challenges nonprofits have with social media, how the Gracepoint Foundation gained traction in the Tampa community using social/digital media to address tough topics, and what new technologies are next for nonprofits to take advantage of.


Special thank you to Jason for the opportunity to chat about a fun topic. If you would like to hear a great discussion, just click on the link below:

I was asked by The Drucker Institute, from my perspective as a nonprofit leader, what is the biggest impediment (apart from social media) to focused work in my sector? My response was featured in their Monday Magazine story "How to Concentrate on a World of 24/7 Distraction." They interviewed several influencers from different industries, I was honored to be included in the story and to represent the nonprofit sector.


The Sarkeys Leadership Forum is held every two years in Norman, OK. by the Sarkeys Foundation, Oklahoma's largest private Foundation. I have enjoyed the evolution of the conference after eight years and I was excited about the opportunity to facilitate three workshops at the conference this year. 

The Nonprofit Communication Conference in Springfield, MO. was a tremendous one-day event, hosted by Drury University's Center for Nonprofit Leadership. I had the great privilege to be the opening keynote speaker at the conference; I also had the opportunity to facilitate a workshop session as well. The engagement of the participants was incredible and I have enjoyed staying in touch with so many on social media. Special thank you to Dan Prater (Center Director), and Carrie Henry for planning and running a great conference!

Ian on the Giving Show: I had the opportunity to chat with Michael Chatman about how nonprofits can win donor attention, improve their fundraising and mission awareness on the Giving Show.‪ Link:…/TheMichaelChatmanGivingShow_020917‬

Ian Adair listed as one of 70 #NPTech Twitter Accounts You Should Be Following by ELEVATION - Web Solutions. The #nptech world is full of great advice about running nonprofit organizations and charities, and digital strategies specifically geared towards this sector and helping you achieve online marketing success.

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Ian Adair listed as one of 45 Nonprofit Experts Who Tweet Great Advice for Nonprofits.

the Impact Lab Podcast: Join Key Elements Group LLC President and CEO Lynette Zimmerman for an in-depth conversation with Ian Adair, Tampa Bay-based fund development expert and creator of Attention-Focused Fundraising. The conversation explores how nonprofits need to act like media companies in order to reach today’s donors, with examples pulled from Adair’s distinct fundraising methodologies and philosophies. The two also talk about the future of fundraising and how social justice is taking on new importance in the philanthropy community.

I was very excited to be fetured in this blog: Haines Direct Nonprofit Marketing Blog: 25+ Experts Share Their #1 Reason Nonprofits Fail at Fundraising: 


Nonprofits fail at fundraising every day. But why does that happen? How do we solve the problem? We asked 28 nonprofit fundraising experts two crucial questions: What’s the biggest mistake nonprofits make in fundraising? How can they avoid it?

Ian Adair named as 100 Florida Educators to Follow on Twitter in the 2016 #eduFollowChallenge across America 

Ian Adair leads Martinez Foundation to 2016 Golden Apple Award. The Golden Apple program honors educators, programs and schools making a positive difference in Washington State education. Click on the link to view video:

Movie Mondays: 3 Ways to Retain Your Millennial Donors, featuring Ian Adair. Click on the link to view video:

Edgar Martinez, Ian Adair and several Martinez Fellows talk about The Martinez Foundation, a Washington State nonprofit seeking to improve teacher diversity and the retention of teachers of color.
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