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The State of Philanthropy: Trends and Perspectives

  • Thursday, September 21, 2017
  • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Oak Brook Park District, Central Park West Facility, 1500 Forest Gate Rd., Oak Brook, IL 60523
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Keeping apprised of the latest trends in philanthropy can help development professionals most effectively maximize donor strategy and engagement. During this session, we will provide an overview of the recently released Giving USA report, review the current Chicago-area philanthropic landscape, and analyze other news and trends that matter most in philanthropy today. Our discussion draw connections between these trends and current best practices, and will provide recommendations and actionable takeaways to help development professionals across sectors achieve their increasingly ambitious goals.

This session has been approved for 1.5 CFRE credits.


Lindsay Marciniak, Senior Vice President, CCS Fundraising. Lindsay brings more than 13 years of experience working with non-profit organizations on fundraising, project management, marketing, and communications. Lindsay’s areas of expertise include major gifts, developing fundraising and marketing strategies, annual fund efforts, and managing comprehensive volunteer structures. 

As a senior executive of the firm, Lindsay supervises and mentors team members within the Midwest and Central United States. She also regularly presents on fundraising topics to clients, board members, and development professionals across the country and has guest lectured at many non-profit management courses. Lindsay serves on the Board of Directors for the Cleveland Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

Michael Happ, Senior Director, CCS Fundraising. Mike has more than 17 years of experience in the nonprofit and public sectors, working with faith communities, arts organizations, issue advocacy groups, municipal governments, social service agencies, and political action coalitions. To his fundraising work, Mike brings particular expertise in project management, strategic planning, membership giving, volunteer management, event planning, and messaging

Registration and coffee begin at 8:00 AM. 

Program starts at 8:30 a.m.

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