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How to Focus Your Giving in Turbulent Times

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June 25, 2020
10:00 am - 11:00 am (PDT)

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The Women’s Philanthropy Institute’s body of research has shown that women are more generous than their male counterparts. Its latest study, Women Give: New Forms of Giving in the Digital Age, finds that women also give more online. In our new socially distant reality, and in the midst of America’s racial justice reckoning, how can women lean into their generosity – despite a strained economic outlook? Women have a long-held history of expanding our definition of “philanthropy” to include not only one’s treasure, but also one’s time, talent, and testimony (the 4T’s) – WPI’s director Jeannie Sager, Givly’s founder Tiffany Williams, and Make It Better Media Group’s founder and chief visionary officer Susan Noyes will share research insights and walk you through how to develop a tailored giving plan that incorporates the 4T’s, to help you give wisely during COVID and beyond.

Jeannie Sager, Director, Women’s Philanthropy Institute

Jeannie Sager is a seasoned nonprofit executive with 25 years of experience in health care, higher education, and independent school leadership. She was the director of philanthropy with the recently established IU Health Foundation in Indianapolis serving the adult hospitals of the IU Health Academic Health Center (Methodist, University and IU Health Simon Cancer Center). She has served as director of advancement at University High School in Carmel, Indiana, as director for the IU School of Medicine Dean’s Council and special programs, and as a development director with the IU Foundation in Indianapolis.

 Jeannie currently serves as secretary of the Indiana University Alumni Association Board of Managers. She also serves on the executive committee for the IUPUI Board of Advisors as the corporate, alumni & community relations liaison and is a founding board member for Women4Change Indiana. She is a past founding board member for the Indiana Ballet Conservatory.

Jeannie earned her master’s degree in philanthropic studies in 2003 from Indiana University and a bachelor’s degree in international relations in 1994 from Rollins College. She resides in Carmel, Indiana with her husband and two teenage children.

Tiffany Williams, Founder, Givly

Tiffany Williams is an expert fundraising and development consultant. The Founder and Principal of TJ Marie Consulting, Tiffany offers ten years of leadership and nonprofit management experience, having successfully led teams and nonprofit organizations in securing more than half a billion dollars in philanthropic support for their causes and missions.

Her experiences extend to several U.S. cities, Canada, and across a myriad of nonprofit sectors. Management and fundraising partnerships include clients like The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio, the Archdiocese of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio, Ursuline College in Cleveland, Ohio, Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida, Tuskegee Wesley Foundation in Tuskegee, Alabama, and After School Matters, Lincoln Park Community Shelter, North Park Elementary School, Changing Worlds, and the LGBT Chamber of Commerce of Illinois, in Chicago, among many others.

Perhaps most notably, Tiffany served as on-site counsel, charged with the design and management of a major fundraising effort with the Smithsonian National Museum of African American Museum of History and Culture in Washington, DC, where she guided all aspects of its current nine-figure fundraising endeavor. She coordinated internal and external development activity, advising and coordinating the efforts some of our nation’s foremost leaders in business, politics, entertainment, and philanthropy.

Tiffany possesses extensive skill in developing and facilitating content and training presentations for influential corporate executives and stakeholders, board members, and major donors. Additionally, she is an influential voice in the philanthropic community, having facilitated workshops and presented on various fundraising topics as a thought-leader for the Association of Nonprofit Professionals (AFP), Young Nonprofit Network (YNPN), and the New Sector Alliance. This year, Tiffany is a feature panelist for the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy Women in Philanthropy 2020 Symposium.

Opportunities for partnership with TJ Marie Consulting include special event fundraising, campaign planning and design, prospect research and strategy, development assessments, campaign feasibility studies, board training, campaign management, major gift workshops, annual fundraising planning, and more.

Tiffany’s passion for philanthropy and social impact extends beyond her role as a consultant. She is the Founder and CEO of Givly, a universal giving and stewarding platform designed to inspire and harness the philanthropic spirit among young donors, increasing donor engagement and bolstering mission impact. Givly was one of 12 companies chosen to participate in the sixth cohort of WiSTEM, a women-led tech and tech- enabled startup accelerator program at Chicago entrepreneurial and tech hub, 1871. Givly launches Spring 2020.

Tiffany is a native of Hattiesburg, Mississippi and resides in Chicago, Illinois. She received her BA and MBA from Florida A&M University. Her memberships include Association of Fundraising Professionals, Ms.TECH, The Metropolitan Board of the Chicago Urban League, Forefront Chicago, Young Nonprofit Network, the National Association of Women Owned Businesses and The Association of Consultants to Nonprofits.

Susan B. Noyes, Founder and Chief Visionary Officer, Make It Better Media Group

Susan is the Founder & Chief Visionary Officer of Make It Better Media Group, whose mission is to be the most trusted, easiest to use resource that helps our audience live, love, work and play with greater purpose in Chicago, the SF Bay Area and beyond. Susan practiced law for Sidley & Austin from 1983-1989, then focused her efforts as a philanthropist and uber volunteer while raising 6 children.

In 2007, Susan founded makeitbetter.net, a small, community website. It blossomed into a multi- platform publishing company that includes print magazines, events, and extensive social network in Chicago, Marin and San Francisco Bay Area. She launched the 501( c ) 3 Make It Better Foundation and Annual Philanthropy Awards in 2012. She occasionally appears on CNBC’s Closing Bell Investor Roundtable.

Susan’s motto: A clean house is a wasted life.



June 25, 2020
10:00 am – 11:00 am PDT
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