Gifts and Women In Philanthropy
Led by Pamela Cook, ACFRE and Patricia Stirling
What are giving circles?
(They are a new way to increase
giving to nonprofits)
How can they be set up?
they be replicated?
Pamela Cook and Patricia Stirling answer these questions
from first-hand experience.
In early 2006, the long-time friends
and development professionals, decided to combine their passions
for philanthropy, international issues, and travel to achieve greater
impact in their charitable giving by creating Caridad Partners. This
giving circle enabled them to leverage their fundraising skills
and strong personal contacts by creating a social networking opportunity
that is both enjoyable and rewarding to its participants.
This seminar will describe giving circles and the large impact
they can have on the nonprofit sector. You will leave the session
with a good understanding of the concept of giving circles and will
know exactly how you could establish one yourself.
Taking This Seminar You Will:
- Learn what a Giving Circle is.
- Develop knowledge about how to set up a Giving Circle.
- Determine whether you should establish a Giving Circle to support
your nonprofit goals.
Who Should Attend?
- Development Staff
- Development Directors
- Board Members
About Pamela Cook, ACFRE:
Pamela Cook, ACFRE has personal experience with Giving Circles.
She has conducted nonprofit searches for development and management
staff since 2000 and has more than twenty years experience in corporate
community relations and nonprofit fundraising.
Pam was 2000 and 2001 president of the board of the Golden Gate
Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. She
serves on the Board of the SEMI Foundation and on the West Coast
Regional Advisory Board of the Institute of International Education. She
also served on the board of the Fulbright Association and was a
Big Sister for fourteen years. She was named as the 2003 Hank Rosso
Outstanding Fundraising Executive by the Golden Gate Chapter of
the Association of Fundraising Executives and Northern California
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About Patricia Stirling:
Patricia Stirling has personal experience with Giving Circles.
She has been in the resource development field
since 1981. and has earned a reputation as a highly regarded campaign
strategist, teacher and lecturer on creating campaign plans and
infrastructures that help insure an institution’s success
in their campaigns.
attended the highly regarded Institute for Nonprofit Consulting
(a Packard Foundation initiative.) She has been a guest speaker
and faculty member at conferences and seminars for CASE, AFP, Stanford
University, Golden Gate University, American Association of Medical
Colleges, National Catholic Education Association, Development
Executives Roundtable, Alumnae Resources, Western Alliance of Arts
Administrators Foundation, and the Peninsula Community Foundation.
In addition, she has had a number of articles published on fundraising