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How a Culture of Philanthropy Can Help Your Non-Profit

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640 Ellicott Street

Buffalo, NY 14203

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Creating a culture around philanthrophy at your nonprofit goes beyond the scope of the development department's securing of donations. Each and every person in an organization influences and impacts the philanthropic value, through their actions and inactions, which can have unintentional negative effects on everyone's work.

Through a panel discussion with local nonprofit development officer, an exemplary employee, and board member, attendees will learn about the ways in which each member of an organization can contribute to a culture of philanthropy at their organization, simply through their day-to-day responsibilites.

A panel discussion will include:

Karen Christie, Chief Community Services Officer at the United Way of Buffalo & Erie County- Karen has worked with volunteers on a project, and then they have become donors, board members, and huge advocates for United Way. She provides oversight to the Community Engagement, Community Impact, Marketing and Communications and Labor Services Teams. She serves on the organization’s Senior Leadership team and works closely with key committees of the Board including Community Impact, Marketing and Board Governance. Previously, she was the Vice President of Resource and Organization Development for the Buffalo Urban League. In her position with the Buffalo Urban League, Karen served as the lead staff person for fundraising, marketing & communications, events and organization development. Prior to the Urban League, Karen had worked at the United Way for twenty-five years in various positions including: Operations, Resource Development and Investments. Karen has over thirty years of experience in the not for profit sector in leadership, direct service and administrative positions. Throughout her positions, Ms. Christie has utilized her strong relationship building skills to enable her to engage people from all walks of life to Live United and create a better community for all.

Kimberly A. Kadziolka, Director of Residential Treatment at Child and Family Services-


Light refreshments and coffee will be served.

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