Thursday October 2, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM EDT
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Abington Friends School
575 Washington Lane
Jenkintown, PA 19046

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Jennifer Braxton
Director of Professional Development ~ ADVIS 


Informing Your Work: Trends and Critical Benchmarks in Philanthropy ~ What are the Implications for our Sector of the Non-Profit World?

Thursday, October 2, 2014
9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Registration and Continental Breakfast from 9:00 to 9:30 AM
Program from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Abington Friends School
575 Washington Lane
Jenkintown, PA 19046 
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Giving USA 2014: The Annual Report on Philanthropy in 2013, which reveals trends and critical benchmarks in philanthropy, was released in late June.

Are you aware of this data, and more importantly, How it should be used?

  • What does the future hold for giving?
  • If the S&P 500 was so strong in 2013, and giving tracks the S&P, why wasn't giving up more?
  • What are the trends in religious giving (and why is this important)?
  • Was there an increase in giving to education; either way, what are the implications?
  • What's up with corporate giving, and why is individual giving important?

Robert Evans will review the results of Giving USA 2014: The Annual Report on Philanthropy in 2013 and share his insights on which organizations are safe, which trends are escalating, and potential red flags for our sector and philanthropy in general.  He will then engage us in discussion re. how our sector can adapt with new approaches or revamp existing fundraising efforts. A brief survey of registrants will be conducted prior to the program to further inform Robert Evan's presentation. 

Join us for this informative session and the opportunity to reconnect with colleagues and meet new ones, just as your year gets off and running!

Register Now!

About our Presenter:

Robert Evans is President of the Evans Consulting Group, a well-known and longstanding consulting resource based in suburban Philadelphia. He has more than 35 years of experience working on fundraising campaigns in major metropolitan areas across the country. Regarded as an authority on campaign strategy, Mr. Evans is known for his inventive planning and execution, which has enabled clients to reach development goals even in the most challenging circumstances. A member of the Giving USA editorial review board and the national steering committee for #GivingTuesday, he is a regular contributor to eJewishPhilanthropy.com.

Robert earned his B.A. in Public Relations and M. Ed. in Education Administration, both from Boston University. 

Fees:  No charge for ADVIS members; non-members pay $125 per person. Payment should be made in advance of the program either by check to ADVIS or by credit card.

Deadline to register: Wednesday, September 24th.
If you have any questions about this program or how to register, please call the ADVIS office ~ we look forward to seeing you!