Fundraising,Leadership Published Date, 2020

[WEBINAR] What’s Next? A Virtual Conversation On Fundraising, Leadership And The Future

In this webinar, Orr Group Managing Director, Craig H. Shelley, CFRE, is joined by Jethro O. Miller, Chief Development Officer for Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Tycely Williams, Chief Development Officer of America’s Promise Alliance to discuss how they are leading and managing their teams in the face of crisis, including challenges, lessons learned, and what planning for the future looks like in a “new” philanthropic and social landscape.

This webinar explores the innovative ways each of these leaders are navigating the rapidly changing landscape, including how to tackle inequities in the nonprofit workplace, strategies for diversifying donor bases, and tactics for holding their teams accountable through it all.

Featured Speakers

Jethro O. Miller

Jethro O. Miller is Chief Development Officer for Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Planned Parenthood Action Fund. He is responsible for overseeing PPFA’s philanthropic fundraising program, including gifts from individual donors, family and institutional foundations.

Prior to joining Planned Parenthood in May 2014, he spent six years at the American Red Cross, serving as vice president for principal and major gifts, where he successfully built the principal and major gift programs while leveraging the engagement of the organization’s leadership, national Board of Governors and chapter boards. Before joining the American Red Cross, he served as the director of development for Children’s Rights, a national advocacy group working to reform America’s child welfare systems, and assistant vice president of the fundraising consulting firm Community Counseling Service (CCS). He received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University and a master’s degree from The University of Chicago.

Tycely Williams

Tycely Williams, Chief Development Officer of America’s Promise Alliance, has inspired individuals and institutions to invest more than $92 million dollars in charitable causes. Over the past 23 years, Tycely advanced philanthropy as vice president of development of YWCA USA, as the chief development officer for the American Red Cross National Capital Region, an association director of major gifts for the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington, a director of development for two health and human services organizations, the artistic director of two community-based dance studios, and the executive director for a nonprofit organization founded by a Fortune 500 company.

A cum laude graduate of Wake Forest University, Williams holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication with distinguished departmental honors and a minor in Journalism. Tycely possesses an Executive Masters in Leadership from The McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University.

In her spare time, she chairs the Board of Trustees for Monument Academy Public Charter School and volunteers with numerous youth-serving organizations. A joyful divorcée, Tycely enjoys traveling, crashing charitable fundraising galas, taste-testing fried green tomatoes and conversing with values-driven leaders in preparation for her first book.

Craig H. Shelley, CFRE

Craig is a Managing Director at Orr Group. He advances the missions of nonprofits by bringing a change-management and entrepreneurial approach to fundraising, strategy, board recruitment and development. In designing and leading solutions for Orr Group’s nonprofit partners, he focuses on diversifying and maximizing fundraising revenues and specializes in designing and managing large scale fundraising campaigns.

In addition to driving revenue for Orr Group’s nonprofit partners, Craig actively seeks out and builds new business relationships for the firm, and leads, trains, and mentors staff teams. He also frequently speaks at conferences and publishes articles on leadership and philanthropy.

Prior to joining Orr Group in 2013, Craig was National Director of Development and Corporate Alliances for the Boy Scouts of America. In this position, he was responsible for leading annual fundraising, corporate partnerships, and alumni relations for the organization. He also provided training, support, and consulting to nearly 300 local Boy Scouts affiliates, which collectively raised over $250 million annually.

Craig was previously Chief Executive Officer of the Jersey Shore Council of Boy Scouts of America, where he oversaw an organization serving over 11,000 young people annually. As Director of Development of Scouting’s Greater New York Councils, Craig led a comprehensive annual fundraising program that raised over $11 million annually and managed marketing and communications initiatives.

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