Executive Conversation

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Date Event Topic / Speaker Location
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Executive Conversation Building Capacity and Sustainable Growth: A Strategic Approach for Leaders on How to Build a Team While Capitalizing on Opportunities
Presenter(s): Maeve Riley (CCS Fundraising) and Elizabeth Hormann (CCS Fundraising)
Pegasus Park (7th floor conference room)

Presenter(s): Maeve Riley (CCS Fundraising) and Elizabeth Hormann (CCS Fundraising)
Event Details:

Refreshments will be provided.

Executive Conversations are for AFP members and non-members holding executive positions with their organizations, and/or with 10+ years of fundraising experience.

Pegasus Park is located at I-35 and Commonwealth Drive. Free parking. Sponsored by CCS Fundraising.

CCS Fundraising

A flourishing philanthropic landscape continues to grow at a rapid pace in North Texas, bringing with it both tremendous opportunity and increased challenges for nonprofit leadership. As the demands and opportunities increase and resources remain limited, development leaders often feel the pressure to focus on immediate needs rather than long-term growth strategies. Join us for this dynamic and interactive session. CCS Fundraising experts will show you how to support immediate needs while remaining focused on developing sustainable growth practices and team capacity. This presentation will provide case studies from leading philanthropic institutions on how a culture of philanthropy and strategic fundraising is built and sustained amidst immediate priorities. Learn how to increase the capacity of your development team and instill a culture of philanthropy within the board, organizational leadership, staff, donors, volunteers, and the community. Examples will include comprehensive campaigns, holistic strategic planning, and board engagements. Successful nonprofit leaders understand how to cultivate momentum, initiate sustainable growth, and cultivate a successful development team. Whether you're an established nonprofit or just starting, this session will equip you with actionable insights, so your organization thrives in the evolving philanthropic ecosystem of North Texas.

About Our Speakers

Maeve Riley, Senior Vice President, CCS Fundraising

Maeve Riley oversees operations in Texas and the Southern market. Based in Dallas, Maeve leverages her expertise of the regional philanthropic landscape to foster strategic partnerships with organizations. Maeve has worked with client partners throughout various sectors, with a focus on educational institutions. Maeve has been with the firm for more than seven years and has more than 15 years' experience in development-related work. She has developed specialties in interim management, assessments, development plans, feasibility studies, major and principal gift prospect strategy, campaign planning and execution, prospect landscaping, and staff capacity building and training. She has led the planning and execution of fundraising initiatives ranging from $10 million to $1 billion.

Elizabeth Hormann, Senior Vice President, CCS Fundraising

Elizabeth joined the firm in 2017 after spending a decade supporting non-profits in New York City. She is a member of the Central US leadership team. In this role, she brings operational and strategic leadership to CCS's more complex engagements and partnerships, with a focus on the North Texas market. She has worked across sectors and project types, led the planning and management of campaigns ranging in size from $100 million to $1 billion, and guided clients in securing multiple nine-figure gifts. Within CCS, Elizabeth is a member of the CCS Board of Directors Innovation Sub-Committee and is founding Co-Chair and serves as the Executive Sponsor of CCS Elevate, the firm's thought leadership initiative designed to apply CCS best practices to the next big questions in philanthropy.

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