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
11:00 Membership Orientation
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
$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.
123 South Westshore Blvd
Tampa FL 33609 - DIRECTIONS
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Chicken Saltimbocca |Prosciutto and Gruyere & Sage Stuffed Chicken Breast, topped with Caramelized Onion and Wine Pan Sauce
Stuffed Portabella Mushroom|Roasted Vegetables, Port Wine Drenched Black Mission Figs & Crumbled Goat Cheese
Gluten Free Belgian Chocolate Cake
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.
LUNCHEON PARTNERSHIP AVAILABLE.