Building a Thriving Philanthropic Culture

Build a philanthropic culture – HDG Speaking @ Nonprofit Changemakers

“Build a thriving philanthropic culture in a Virtual World” September 28, 2021 @ 4:30pm – Virtual

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Presented by Sondra Lintelmann-Dellaripa

The pandemic revealed more powerfully than ever, that the late adoption of digital engagement was a critical fault for nonprofits. In light of the pandemic, so many were caught short, scrambling to catch up in competency, capacity, and strategy on using digital as a critical tool for community engagement.  During our work across the US with nonprofit clients, we found those who had a strong digital competency and who engaged their community in a digital context weathered the storm best.

In this workshop, we will explore the scope of the digital world, where almost 90% of adults in America spend over 6 hours every day; identify a community engagement framework focused on consistent, intentional, member communications and experiences; define the process that digital innovation in community building will play in your organization for increasing philanthropic response and in developing operational efficiency, and learn how to use Design Theory to create a digital donor community for your organization.

The Objectives

    • Participants will have a data-supported appreciation for the digital universe in which their community is participating. They will learn where and how they are engaged, and in the same fashion, what other organizations have done to capture this community.
    • Participants will learn the elements required to build community. In this case, they will have time to explore how these elements as expressed in their existing donor engagement.
    • Subsequently, participants will build digital innovation in donor community development using Design Theory: Empathizing with their community; Defining ways digital can meet their community’s needs; Creating ideas to meet those needs; and in the final analysis Prototyping the requirements to deliver on these ideas.

The Speaker

Sondra Lintelmann-Dellaripa, President of Harvest Development Group, LLC, and Founder of BLOSSOM: The eLearning Platform for Serious Do-Gooders. With more than 30 years of nonprofit leadership experience, Sondra speaks at national conferences. These include Blackbaud’s International Conference on Philanthropy, NACHRI, the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy, and the Association of Fundraising Professionals. A published knowledge expert in the AHP and AFP Journals, Sondra is also a thought leader who shares insights regarding nonprofit trends and issues on NPR, and on local FOX, NBC, and ABC affiliates. Sondra was the 2018 International Association of Women’s Innovator of the Year.

She received the Private Impact Award from the NGMA in 2019 for her work with the US Coast Guard Academy. This was where she established the first-ever Grants Office for a military academy. She holds a B.A. in Marketing. Sondra is an elected member of the National Honor Society for Business, Delta Mu Delta.



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