COVID-19 has upended nearly every facet of life as we know it, and fundraising is no exception. Healthcare fundraising has been significantly disrupted – events cancelled, in-person donor meetings postponed indefinitely, and capital projects halted. However, we believe that through this disruption will emerge significant opportunity. Join GSI for an informative webinar, “After Great Disruption Comes Great Opportunity,” on October 7 at 1:00PM as we discuss pipeline development, campaign structure, developing a new case for support, and navigating the new virtual landscape. Discover where opportunity lies and how you can best position your organization to come out of this crisis ready to succeed in the new normal. This too shall pass – so be proactive and come out stronger.

Dan Sorrenti, Founding Partner & President, Ghiorsi & Sorrenti, Inc. 
Matthew Ghiorsi, Vice President for Strategy and Operations, Ghiorsi & Sorrenti, Inc 
Robin Popp, CFRE, Senior Executive Counsel, Ghiorsi & Sorrenti, Inc.

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Assessing your philanthropy program and creating a strategic plan is the best way to ensure success moving forward. With COVID-19 changing the landscape of fundraising, there is no better time than now to take a critical look at your philanthropy operations. Organizations typically perform a fundraising audit or assessment to comprehensively examine the status of their current fundraising efforts, to identify strengths and weaknesses, and to seek out areas for growth. A Strategic Philanthropy Plan is designed to capture an overall fundraising matrix emphasizing characteristics and achievements of other high-performing philanthropy programs amidst the new reality caused by COVID-19.

Conducting an assessment and creating a strategic plan should lead to recommendations on how to launch any philanthropy initiative successfully. Recommendations should cover topics such as Leadership; Organizational Structure; Metrics and Performance Management; Regional Presence; State, Region/Market, and Local Philanthropy Capacity based on data analytics and predictive modeling; and Annual, Major, Planned, and Principal Gift Strategy. Join us for our upcoming webinar, where we will discuss why an assessment and strategic planning process is critical and how you can get started with the process.

PRESENTER: David E. Garamella, CFRE, CEO and Principal, The Giving Collaborative. Accredited fundraiser with 27 years of executive and consulting experience in philanthropy and not-for-profit management. Before forming The Giving Collaborative (TGC), David served as philanthropy counsel for the 150-affiliated hospitals of the Planetree Alliance and chief development officer for Griffin Health Services as well as chief philanthropy officer for Rhode Island Hospital. As CEO and principal of TGC, David has a proven record of developing new programs and extraordinarily successful fundraising teams for more than 200 not-for-profit organizations across the United States, Africa, and Europe. Some recent examples include The University of Miami Medical School, The World War II Foundation, and the Sea Research Foundation.

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This 2-hour virtual workshop is for fundraisers of color who are ready to discuss the elephant in the room: the impact of racism on fundraising professionals of color.  

Are you thriving? Are you merely surviving? Please come ready to share what you have learned, ask questionsand connect with your fundraising peers. 

Join us for a frank conversation about our lived experiences as people of color who spend a great deal of our time pursuing contributions from white high-net-worth individuals or grants from white-led institutions.  Carving out a career as a nonprofit fundraiser of color is not for the faint of heart. We are committed to our missions, dedicated to securing contributed revenue for our organizations, and invested in our professional development.  

Let’s learn the best ways to manage racism in our jobs and not only survive but thrive in our careers.


  • Network with peers who are managing racism and bias while working to influence incremental change
  • Share ideas in an informal safe space with fellow fundraisers of color
  • Discuss insights and resources to thrive in your nonprofit career
  • Connect with peers on how to strike a professional-personal balance


  • Ivonne Simms, Programs Manager, Candid
  • Anjali Englund, Major Gifts Officer, Alameda County Community Food Bank
  • Christal Cherry, Executive Consultant. The Board Pro
  • Katiti Crawford, Donor Engagement Director, SFJAZZ
  • Rachel Wyley, Bay Area Executive Director, Peer Health Exchange

Visit our Philanthropy Events Calendar for more webinars related to fundraising during Covid-19 economic crisis. Maintained by Chase Solutions inc.