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AFP Aloha Chapter Education Session:The Shifting Landscape for Non-Profit Leaders: Challenges, Trends and Solutions for the Future

February 25, 2016

February 25, 2016

The Shifting Landscape for Non-Profit Leaders: Challenges, Trends and Solutions for the Future

The market for donors and volunteers is increasingly competitive.  Non-profit organizations need to be ahead of the game to be successful.  Join us for an interactive workshop addressing trends that affect a donor’s perspective, hiring for fundraising success, and cause-driven fundraising. 

This morning-long workshop will address 3 areas:  

1)  The Donor:  How does the donor decide who to support?

We will explore donor’s expectations of non-profits, attempting to find a simple answer to the question, “what do donors want?” We’ll explore generational differences among donors and how they affect marketing, communication and fundraising.  In such a competitive landscape, how do donors differentiate among their options, and ultimately choose who they will support?

2)  Fundraising Leadership:  Hiring for Success

An interactive panel of professionals will share insights and experiences around hiring and training for success, and describe the issues that fundraisers, managers and leaders must understand and tackle today in order to succeed in the long-run.  Is there a defined career path for non-profit leadership success? If so, what is it today, how will it change, and how does it differ in Hawaii from other regions?


Lori Admiral, Associate Vice President of Development, UH Foundation

Diane Peters-Nguyen, Vice President of Institutional Advancement, Chaminade University

Kathy Inkinen, President of Inkinen & Associates


3)  The Non-Profit Organization:  Fundraising for an organization vs a cause

We will close with a look at the difference between fundraising for an organization and fundraising for a cause.  This participatory group discussion will enable attendees to learn from one another about where and when this distinction arises, and what – if anything – non-profit professionals should be doing to address it. 

Time: 9:00 am - 12:00pm


Hawaii Pacific University Aloha Tower Marketplace

Multipurpose Room #3 - Ground Floor


Irwin Parking Lot (directly in front of Aloha Tower main entrance) and Pier's 5 & 6 next to the Falls of Clyde. Fee should be approximately $5.00.  

Fee:  $40.00 - AFP Members $50.00 - Non Members

         $10.00 - College Student $35.00 - Three or more Group Rate (per person same organization)  

         (All fees include presentation and continental breakfast.)  







Vice President - Grenzebach Glier & Associates

Andy Shaindlin is Vice President at Grenzebach Glier & Associates (GG+A), an international philanthropy management consulting firm. With more than 27 years of alumni relations and fundraising experience, he currently focuses on strategic planning, leadership training, program assessment and alumni community-building. Prior to joining GG+A, Andy led his own boutique consultancy, Alumni Futures, and he has presented in a dozen countries on topics related to educational leadership and strategy. His career in higher education includes roles at Brown University, the University of Michigan, the California Institute of Technology and Carnegie Mellon University. He is a former Trustee of CASE (Council for Advancement & Support of Education) and chaired their international Commission on Alumni Relations for three years. He currently serves as a Trustee of the American Councils on International Education, and recently joined the advisory board of Future First Global, a UK-based education NGO. He earned a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Brown University, and a master’s degree in education from Claremont Graduate University. Follow Andy on Twitter (@alumnifutures) and visit his blog at