Association of Fundraising Professionals Triangle, NC Chapter

Philanthropy Forecast

Philanthropy Forecast 2016

Presented by: Triangle Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals

Event Held: January 25, 2016
Embassy Suites
Cary, NC

Thank you to all who attended! Click here to see a list of attendees.

Philanthropy Forecast 2016! Our renowned keynote speakers for this event were Bill Crouch, CEO of Crouch & Associates and Todd Cohen of Philanthropy North Carolina. They presented some incredible information on topics relevant to our work in the coming year.

What will be needed from development officers of the future?

Are you reading the right books? Learning the right skills? Bill will help create a roadmap to help you determine what will make you the best you can be in 2016! With the changing face of philanthropy, the shrinking of the national economy, the loss of the 80/20 rule, and the emergence of data in decision making … development officers in the future will face a different set of challenges. What does that mean? How will they be recruited? Where will they be found? What will be the length of their careers? These are the important questions of the future.

Todd Cohen is our local expert with a national reputation in identifying and speaking to giving trends in the marketplace. What is the designation of choice for donors in our region? What is expected of our baby boomers and the continued transfer of wealth? How will donor advised funds play a part in future giving? Todd opened our eyes to where we need to focus our efforts in the future with his usual style and humor.

Our first panel group discussed the hot topic of Collective Impact and how it is changing the way we think about and approach important issues seeking philanthropic support. The afternoon panel group discussed Stewardship: A Year Round Approach, something we can all do better and be more mindful of as we plan our touches with important prospects and donors in the coming year.

Philanthropy Forecast is an annual event organized by the AFP Triangle for the benefit of the philanthropic community. Hope to see you in 2016!

Keynote Speakers

“What Development Officers of the Future Will Look Like”
 Bill Crouch
 CEO, Crouch & Associates

As the former president of a private liberal arts college for 22 years, Bill Crouch spent 75% of his time on the fundraising trail. During this time, he built a advancement team that raised more money than any other time in the college’s history. Prior to becoming a college president, Bill held a variety of development positions at other colleges. 

In 2012, he was recruited to be the Executive Managing Partner of Jerold Panas & Linzy Partners, one of the oldest and most prestigious fundraising consulting companies in the country. While there, he began to understand that there would be a new understanding of top performance among fundraising professionals.   

In July 2015, he launched Crouch & Associates, a training/coaching firm committed to helping fundraising professionals at nonprofit organizations impact more lives. Bill’s current clients include the NASCAR Foundation, Lehigh University Leadership Gift Team, the Phi Theta Kappa Foundation, The Hope Center for Kids, and NCSU Foundation’s front line fundraisers.

Bill was named an Honorary Fellow of Regents Park College (Oxford University), won the Founder’s Award of The First Tee of the PGA, served as the Board Chair of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, and is currently an active member of the Pullen Memorial Baptist Church in Raleigh, NC.



“Philanthropy Without Borders”
  Todd Cohen
  Philanthropy North Carolina

Todd Cohen is a veteran journalist who has reported on the nonprofit world for 25 years. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he majored in English and was editor of The Daily Tar Heel, and the New England School of Law. He worked as a reporter and editor for weekly and daily newspapers in Massachusetts and North Carolina, including The News & Observer in Raleigh.

In 1991, as business editor at The N&O, he began writing a column on philanthropy. Two years later, he launched the Philanthropy Journal, the first statewide newspaper in the U.S. to report on nonprofits. He edited the Philanthropy Journal through April 2012, when he founded Philanthropy North Carolina to provide writing and communications support to nonprofits, foundations, colleges and universities, and businesses and other groups working in the social sector.

2016 Panelists

Meredith McMonigle, Social Worker/Project Coordinator, Family Success Alliance

Jeanne Allen, Jeanne Allen Consulting

Robert Albright, Associate Director, Collective Impact Forum, FSG, Boston

Clare Jordan, Director of Marketing and Philanthropic Engagement, Capital Development

Beatrice Parker, Zone Navigator, Family Success Alliance

Ruth Peebles, President, The INS Group

Kristen O'Connell, Director of Stewardship, Ravenscroft School

Janice Periquet, Nature Conservancy, Director of Philanthropy

Angie Walsh, Senior Vice President, Community Impact, United Way of the Greater Traingle