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The Next Decade of Philanthropy: Your Opportunity

Tuesday, August 25, 2020 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

In keeping with our strategic goal to collaborate with thought partners to positively influence our industry, this session will be a strategic discussion on important issues facing prospect development and philanthropic professionals more broadly. With an increasing need to vet potential donors, a move to integrate artificial intelligence into daily fundraising efforts and increased opportunities for frontline and prospect development professionals to partner, Apra’s membership sits at the nexus of seismic philanthropic shifts and is building a meaningful dialogue with partner associations to better inform how our membership approaches their daily work.

Join top leaders virtually from aasp, AFP, AHP, and Apra as they provide a fuller, broader context for our industry and examine the "new normal" that will shape the future of the industry and impact your role. The plenary panel will be live streamed to remote attendees across the country and recorded.

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shomari white head shot-aasp.jpgShomari White, President, aasp (Associate Vice President, Operations, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia) 

Shomari White is the Associate Vice President of Operations for Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Foundation (CHOP). In this role, he serves as one of the Foundation’s principal thought leaders, with a focus on prospect development, donor communications, technology and analytics, and enhancing internal systems in ways that support an institution-wide culture of philanthropy and continued evolution of CHOP’s charitable brand and successful fundraising efforts.

Shomari is currently President of the Association of Advancement Services Professionals (aasp), an international organization that provides education and tools to help members provided optimal infrastructures for nonprofits—from emerging technologies to regulatory changes, risk mitigation to systems integration. He has served on the Board of the 100 Black Men of America. And, in 2017, he was named Associate Vice President of the Year by the International Association of Top Professionals. Shomari has a Bachelor's degree in business management from Howard University, and an MBA from the University of Maryland.

Mike Geiger picture.jpgMike Geiger, CEO, AFP

Mike Geiger is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), representing individuals and organizations that raise more than $115 billion in charitable contributions every year for countless causes around the world.

Mike has more than 25 years of leadership experience in the nonprofit sector and was recently ranked as #15 in Onalytics’s list of Top 100 Charity Social Media Influencers. Prior to AFP, he served as executive director of the Chief Executives Organization, Inc., an international membership organization with a focus on education. He has previously served in senior executive positions for the German Marshall Fund of the United States, and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

Mike sits on the board and is chair of the Finance and Investment Committee of the Romanian American Foundation, created by a 1995 act of the United States Congress, which promotes a democratic society to ensure access to opportunities for all segments of the Romanian population.

Born and raised in Copenhagen, Denmark, Mike is a Certified Public Accountant. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Richmond and a Master's in Business Administration from Northeastern University. He moved to the U.S. to attend college and now lives with his family in northern Virginia. 

Alice Ayres headshot.jpgAlice Ayres, CEO, AHP

Alice Ayres joined AHP as president and CEO in April 2018. On behalf of AHP’s membership, Alice is responsible for inspiring, educating and serving those who transform health care through philanthropy.

As health care continues to transform, philanthropy takes on an ever more critical role in the funding of key initiatives, including the traditional ones of major gifts and campaigns as well as new areas like population health and initiatives around social determinants of health. Alice brings deep health care industry knowledge and strong marketing skills to the role of CEO, both of which she employs as AHP develops new educational opportunities and tools to support the important work of health care development professionals.


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Bond Lammey, President, Apra (Senior Vice President, BWF)

Bond T. Lammey is the Senior Vice President of prospect development at BWF. Bond’s experience ranges from higher education to academic medicine, large and small social service agencies, and national and local member/cause organizations. She is accomplished in principal gift prospecting, working with non-natural constituencies, daily wealth screenings, and comprehensive prospect development strategies.

Prior to joining BWF, Bond led prospect research efforts at the University of Chicago, where she oversaw the central prospect research team and developed integrated strategies with prospect management, analytics, corporate and foundation relations research, and non-central research teams at the medical center and Booth School of Business.

Bond received her BA in Sociology and her Master of Management in Nonprofit Administration, both from North Park University in Chicago, Illinois. She is the President of the board of Apra International, is an instructor at the Rice University Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership, and has presented in the United States, Canada, Australia, and Asia at AFP, ADRP, aasp, and Apra conferences.



Stacy Palmer, Editor in Chief, Chronicle of Philanthropy

Stacy Palmer has served as a top editor since the Chronicle of Philanthropy was founded in 1988 and has overseen the development of its website, Philanthropy.com. She plays a hands-on role in many Chronicle services, such as its Philanthropy Today daily newsletter and its webinar series offering professional development for people involved in fundraising, grant seeking, advocacy, marketing and social media.

Palmer has appeared frequently on radio and television to offer commentary on news in the nonprofit world. She is the editor of Challenges for Philanthropy and Nonprofits, a book published by the University Press of New England that collects three decades of observations by the nonprofit activist and Chronicle columnist Pablo Eisenberg. Before she helped found the Chronicle of Philanthropy, Palmer was editor for government and politics at the Chronicle of Higher Education.

She is a graduate of Brown University, where she earned a Bachelor's degree in international relations. She has been an active alumna, serving on numerous alumni boards, including chairing the Brown Alumni Magazine and is now a member of the university's Women's Leadership Council.