Your Leadership, Your Ethics, and Your Organization
Lisa Kennedy, ACFRE
Overview of ethics and organizational culture
Discussion of Donor Bill of Rights and Code of Ethics. Practical applications of Code, i.e. commission based compensation, confidentiality, boundaries in donor relationships
Review of case study to apply concepts: New York Times article from May 2013 about Beth Israel Medical Center
Tuesday - October 20, 2020
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Doors open at 11:30 AM
Vegetarian & Gluten Free Meal:
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.
Lisa joined the community of professional fundraisers in 2001, when Atlanta-based Haas Consulting hired her to write case statements and proposals and manage campaigns. She was lucky. Although her fundraising experience had begun in elementary school and continued intermittently into college, it had been limited to bike-a-thons and Walks. She didn't know the difference between a capital campaign and an NPR pledge drive.
She learned from the generous experts at the firm and elsewhere in Atlanta and fell in love with nonprofits and the fundraising profession. After more than 6 years, she moved on to work inside organizations. This deepened her understanding of how organizations work and the challenges that people inside a mission face. Since then, she has raised money to stage performing arts, protect the environment, and help adults learn new skills and gain the dignity and security of work. This year, Lisa returned to consulting after a dozen years working inside organizations.
Lisa joined AFP her first week on the job at Haas Consulting, thanks to the support of her boss who was the Atlanta Chapter's president at the time. Eleven years later, she followed him as the Chapter's President.
In 2016, Lisa became the 110th fundraiser to earn the ACFRE credential since its inception in 1992. She went on to earn the International Advanced Diploma in Fundraising in 2017. This program is a collaboration of the University of Plymouth and the Institute of Fundraising in the U.K., as well as AFP. In 2018, Lisa became an AFP Master Trainer.
When she is not working, Lisa enjoys spending time with her husband, Scott, and their dogs, Sam and Henry, and going to free wine tastings. She is also a devoted runner and golfer, despite having no natural athleticism or aptitude for either.