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  • Rick Dunham

    Rick first served nonprofits through fundraising and organizational development over 40 years ago. He worked in nonprofit management and leadership for more than a decade before using his passion and expertise as a consultant. All of this culminated with the founding of Dunham+Company in 2002.

    Since then, Rick has led Dunham+Company to become a global leader in helping nonprofits create and execute fully integrated fundraising and marketing strategies. With dozens of clients on four continents, Dunham+Company now has the opportunity to share their skills with the top organizations around the world.

    Rick holds a BA from Biola University and a ThM from Dallas Theological Seminary. He currently serves on the board of The Giving Institute and is Immediate Past Chair of the Board of the Giving USA Foundation, the publisher of the most widely respected report on giving in the USA. Rick also advocates for charitable organizations through his work with The Giving Coalition.

    Rick is the author of Secure: Discovering True Financial Freedom and If God Will Provide, Why Do We Have to Ask for Money? His expertise causes him to be a frequent guest in national publications, radio broadcasts, as well as television outlets like Fox Business News.

  • Una Osili

    Dr. Una Osili is a global expert on philanthropy and social innovation. She has more than two decades of experience in leadership, economic policy and research across public and private sectors, and recently testified to the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee on supporting charitable giving during the Covid-19 crisis.

    Dr. Osili is the Associate Dean for Research and International Programs, Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, the world’s first school on philanthropy. She leads the research and publication of Global Resource Flows Index and the Global Philanthropy Environment Index, as well as the research and publication of Giving USA, the annual report on American philanthropy. Dr. Osili is the Founder of Generosity for Life – a digital platform that provides new data tools in the area of philanthropy and social impact.

    Una received her bachelor’s degree in economics from Harvard University and her Master’s and PhD from Northwestern University. NonProfit Times named Dr. Una Osili to its 2019 “Power and Influence Top 50,” recognizing her leadership in the philanthropic sector.

  • Laura MacDonald, CFRE

    Laura MacDonald, Principle and Founder of Benefactor Group, has served the nonprofit sector for four decades.  In 2000, she established Benefactor Group to serve the needs of those who serve the common good.  The firm works with healthcare, arts, culture and educational institutions; human services organizations; womens funds and others as they pursue their vision of a better world.  The team at Benefactor Group has served hundreds of clients, ranging from universities, art museums, hospitals and global NGOs to start up community organizations.  

    Prior to establishing Benefactor Group, Laura served as the vice president and creative director of a national fundraising firm, chief development officer in arts and higher education and as a key volunteer for community organizations.  Laura was chief development officer at The Ohio State University's Wexner Center for the Arts where she also served as a senior development officer in the University's $1.2 billion capital campaign.  

    Laura is constantly curious about innovations in fundraising and philanthropy and an astute storyteller.  She is a frequent speaker at local, regional and national conferences (AFP, AAM, AMDA, Fundraising Bootcamp etc.) and has addressed hundreds of nonprofit boards.  Her articles related to advancement and philanthropy have appeared in Advancing Philanthropy, Nonprofit Quarterly and other professional publications.  As chair of The Giving USA Foundation she contributes to Giving USA:  The Annual Report on Philanthropy, the semiannual study of the sources and uses of charitable giving in the United States and is consulted widely by publications such as New York Times, Ms. Magazine, Penta Barron's and the Chronicle of Philanthropy.  She is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and was named her chapter's "Fundraising Professional of the Year" in 2007.

  • Mike Geiger

    Mike Geiger is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), representing individuals and organizations that raise more than $115 billion in charitable contributions every year for countless causes around the world.

    Mike has over 25 years of leadership experience in the nonprofit sector and was recently ranked as #15 in Onalytics’s list of Top 100 Charity Social Media Influencers. Prior to accepting the President & CEO role for AFP, he served as executive director of the Chief Executives Organization, Inc., an international membership organization with a focus on education. He has previously served in senior executive positions for the German Marshall Fund of the United States, and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

    Mike sits on the board and is chair of the Finance and Investment Committee of the Romanian American Foundation, created by a 1995 act of the United States Congress, which promotes a democratic society to ensure access to opportunities for all segments of the Romanian population.

July 29, 2020
Wed 1:00 PM EDT

Duration 1H 0M

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