What does it take to build major philanthropic support? How does one get the gumption to ask for a gift? This session is for those who don’t hold development positions and yet aspire to get more involved in the field—perhaps in preparation for an organizational leadership position later in one’s career—AND for development professionals who want to help others better understand this important work. A panel of experts will share the basics of essential philanthropy skills.

Development and Membership track supported by Alexander Haas and Blackbaud


  • Steven Snyder
  • Karen Brosius
  • Hope McMath
  • Penelepe Hunt