Upcoming Events

    • February 20, 2018
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Centre Club, 123 South Westshore Blvd, Tampa FL 33609
    Register

    Using Giving Circles to Raise Unrestricted Cash and Identify Major Donors presented by Robin C. Johnston, CMC, MBA

    Giving circles. Few other philanthropic vehicles have been able to inspire participation, unleash philanthropy, and focus the power of individual gifts as well as this simple idea. When people come together to share in a common purpose, a certain energy is created. Members feel like more than donors: they feel like they have become part of a movement; they feel like their contribution matters; they feel like they want to continue to participate and see tangible change happen, year after year. Giving circles are a way for individuals to bring the collective power of their giving to bear. Although they come in many variations, all giving circles have a single purpose: to maximize the philanthropic effect of group of people to accomplish a single goal. This session will introduce giving circles, discuss their many types, present the decisions that must be made to establish them, and provide actionable steps to help participants create their very own giving circles.

    Attendees Will Learn

    1) Characteristics of giving circles: What are they, and how do they differ from other types of organized giving?

    2) Why a recurring giving program is the best way to get donors to join and remain part of your giving circle year after year after year.

    3) How you can use your giving circle as a screening device to identify potential major donors.

    4) The questions that must be answered and decisions to be made to create a giving circle that will last.

    5) Practical steps for creating a giving circle to support their own organization, even with limited staff.

       

    11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

    Doors open at 11:30 AM

    11:00 Membership Orientation
    11:30 Networking
    11:45 Announcements
    12:00 Program


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    Regular Meal: 

    Jamaican Barbecue Jerk Chicken | topped with Jicama & Mango Slaw | Pineapple & Mango Mousse

    Vegetarian & Gluten Free Meal: 

    Heirloom Tomato Tart | Caramelized Shallots and Fresh Herbs topped with Asparagus Salad | Pineapple & Mango Mousse


    PLEASE NOTE: Once a meal choice has been made, it CANNOT be changed the day of at the luncheon.  Food service has been extremely delayed at the past few meetings for a number of our guests due to attendees changing their meal or sending their meal back for changes.


    Applied for 1 hour CFRE Credit




    MEETING FEE

    $25.00 for Members

    $40.00 for Guests

    Payments may be paid in advance or at the door.  Reservations after 12 PM on the Friday before the meeting, and walk-ins, are charged $40 at the door.  No shows will be billed. 

    • March 20, 2018
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Centre Club, 123 South Westshore Blvd, Tampa FL 33609
    Register

    March 20th Meeting 

       

    11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

    Doors open at 11:30 AM

    11:00 Membership Orientation
    11:30 Networking
    11:45 Announcements
    12:00 Program


    Centre Club

    123 South Westshore Blvd

    Tampa FL 33609 - DIRECTIONS


    LUNCHEON PARTNERSHIP AVAILABLE



    Menu Selections:

    Chicken Saltimbocca |Prosciutto and Gruyere & Sage Stuffed Chicken Breast, topped with Caramelized Onion and Wine Pan Sauce

    Vegetarian: 

    Stuffed Portabella Mushroom|Roasted Vegetables, Port Wine Drenched Black Mission Figs & Crumbled Goat Cheese

    Gluten Free Belgian Chocolate Cake



    Applied for 1 hour CFRE Credit




    MEETING FEE

    $25.00 for Members

    $40.00 for Guests

    Payments may be paid in advance or at the door.  Reservations after 12 PM on the Friday before the meeting, and walk-ins, are charged $40 at the door.  No shows will be billed. 


    Elizabeth Frazier, Executive Director, Lightning Foundation

    Senior Vice President of Philanthropy and Community Initiatives

    Elizabeth Frazier is in her seventh season with the Tampa Bay Lightning as Executive Director of the Lightning Foundation and Senior Vice President of Philanthropy and Community Initiatives. Elizabeth has led a transformation of the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Relations departments, including the development of the Lightning Community Heroes program to recognize inspirational individuals throughout the community and to donate over $20M over a ten year period to eligible non-profits, the creation and launch of an organization-wide employee volunteer program called C.H.A.R.G.E, the launch of the Community Heroes of Tomorrow program, and the creation and execution of dozens of impactful arts, literacy, and community outreach programs throughout the greater Tampa Bay community.

    Prior to working with the Lightning, Elizabeth lived in the Washington D.C. area, where she held Director positions in Operations, Communications and Senior Board Governance and Philanthropy with The SEED Foundation, a national non-profit that provides innovative educational opportunities to at-risk youth. Prior to SEED, Elizabeth worked for a consultancy, a financial services firm and an international economic development agency, serving as a consultant to clients in a variety of Fortune 500 companies. She has expertise in marketing & strategic planning, organizational transformation, performance measurement, communications and donor cultivation.

    Elizabeth has a Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Literature with a Certificate in European Cultural Studies from Princeton University and a Masters in Business Administration from Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia. Elizabeth is a community volunteer and has traveled extensively in Southeast Asia, North and South America, Africa, and Europe.


    • April 17, 2018
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Centre Club, 123 South Westshore Blvd, Tampa FL 33609
    Register

    April 17th Meeting 

       

    11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

    Doors open at 11:30 AM

    11:00 Membership Orientation
    11:30 Networking
    11:45 Announcements
    12:00 Program

    LUNCHEON PARTNERSHIP AVAILABLE.



    Applied for 1 hour CFRE Credit




    MEETING FEE

    $25.00 for Members

    $40.00 for Guests

    Payments may be paid in advance or at the door.  Reservations after 12 PM on the Friday before the meeting, and walk-ins, are charged $40 at the door.  No shows will be billed. 

    • May 15, 2018
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Centre Club, 123 South Westshore Blvd, Tampa FL 33609
    Register

    May 15th Meeting 

       

    11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

    Doors open at 11:30 AM

    11:00 Membership Orientation
    11:30 Networking
    11:45 Announcements
    12:00 Program

    LUNCHEON PARTNERSHIP AVAILABLE.



    Applied for 1 hour CFRE Credit




    MEETING FEE

    $25.00 for Members

    $40.00 for Guests

    Payments may be paid in advance or at the door.  Reservations after 12 PM on the Friday before the meeting, and walk-ins, are charged $40 at the door.  No shows will be billed. 

Past events

January 25, 2018 Pop Up Networking & Coffee Chat
January 16, 2018 Karen Osborne - January Special Session & Luncheon
December 19, 2017 Lloyd Horton Lifetime Achievement Award Honoree Celebration
December 15, 2017 ATF: Alcohol, Tobacco & Fundraising ~ Ethical Challenges of Special Events ~ Lunch & Learn
November 15, 2017 National Philanthropy Day 2017
October 17, 2017 Why Don't Board Members Do What They're Supposed to Do?
September 19, 2017 September 2017 Meeting
August 30, 2017 Pop-Up Networking at our Coffee Chat - August
August 25, 2017 Planned Giving Symposium - 2017
August 17, 2017 Young Professionals Coffee & Chat - August
July 18, 2017 Use Your Accounting Team to Increase Your Fundraising
May 31, 2017 Pop-Up Networking at our Coffee Chat
May 16, 2017 Take the Fear Out of Asking for Major Gifts
April 18, 2017 Maximizing Fundraising Event Fundamentals: A Necessary Evil
April 04, 2017 Pop-Up Networking at our Coffee Chat
March 21, 2017 The Holistic Relationship begins with YOU
February 21, 2017 Major Gifts Panel
January 17, 2017 Lynne Wester - January Special Session & Luncheon
January 11, 2017 Mix and Mingle - Cooking Demo & Lunch
December 14, 2016 Jingle Jingle Let's Mingle
December 13, 2016 Keeping Off Santa’s Naughty List: What You Need to Know About Fundraising Ethics
November 15, 2016 National Philanthropy Day 2016
October 18, 2016 October Membership Meeting
October 18, 2016 INVITATION ONLY - Developing Your Fundraising Plan
September 20, 2016 Six Steps to Influence and Impact! Developing Your Own Leader Self-Identity - Leader P.O.V.
August 31, 2016 Planned Giving Symposium - 2016
July 19, 2016 Understanding the Powerful Tools Available to the Philanthropist
June 21, 2016 How to Approach Funders
May 17, 2016 Creating Engagement
April 19, 2016 What Your Data is Doing (or Not Doing) for You
March 15, 2016 Fundraising Marketing, Communications & Social Media
March 10, 2016 Professional Development Series
February 16, 2016 Five Secrets to Building a Fabulous Fundraising Board
January 19, 2016 Lynne Wester - January Special Session & Luncheon
December 15, 2015 Member Meeting
November 12, 2015 National Philanthropy Day 2015
October 20, 2015 Philanthropy in Diverse Communities
October 16, 2015 Ethics in Fundraising Workshop
September 15, 2015 Say `Yes' to Advocacy
August 06, 2015 Planned Giving Symposium - 2015
July 21, 2015 July Member Meeting
June 16, 2015 June Member Meeting
June 10, 2015 Mix & Mingle
May 19, 2015 Ten Keys to Success in Creating Sustainable Funding
April 21, 2015 Off the Field & Giving Back

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