Hot Topics in Philanthropy Breakfast Series
Bay Path College’s Graduate School hosts its second Hot Topics in Philanthropy Breakfast Series for 2008. “The New Philanthropy: What Donors Want. What Donors Need.” is scheduled for Friday, June 6, 2008 from 8 to 10 a.m. in the Blake Student Commons on the Bay Path College Longmeadow campus. A continental breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m. The free breakfast program is open to individuals working and volunteering at nonprofit organizations.
The program will address the many changes to the philanthropic landscape over the last two decades. Notably, charitable donations by individuals have nearly tripled, from $110 billion in 1990 to $295 billion in 2006. Recognizing that donations come from all facets of our society, from the super wealthy to households with incomes less than $100,000, the program will address the questions: What motivates individuals to give, at all giving levels? How is the economic outlook affecting charitable giving? In this new era of philanthropy, what do donors want? What do donors need?
Keynote speaker Claire Costello, National Executive for Philanthropic Management for The Bank of America, will review the most important trends in this new philanthropic era. As part of a panel, local nonprofit and corporate leaders will respond to the presentation with their own personal insights about what the new philanthropy means for our region. Panelists include Susan Dunn, President and CEO, United Way of the Capital Area of Connecticut; Beverly Holmes, Senior Vice President and Executive Officer of Retirement Services, MassMutual; and Dianne Fuller Doherty, Regional Director of the Western Massachusetts Regional Office of the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network (MSBDC). Joel Weiss, President & CEO, United Way of Pioneer Valley will moderate the panel discussion.
For more information and to register, go to www.baypath.edu or call 800-782-7284, extension 1056.
The Hot Topics in Philanthropy Breakfast series is sponsored by Bay Path’s newest graduate degree program: the Master of Science in Nonprofit Management and Philanthropy, the Graduate Certificate in Fundraising Management, and the Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management. The MS in Nonprofit Management and Philanthropy degree emphasizes leadership, strategic planning, board governance, fundraising and other areas critical to nonprofit organizations. For more information about the MS in Nonprofit Management and Philanthropy and the certificate programs, go to www.baypath.edu and select “Graduate Programs.”