Making Meaningful Impact: How to Change the Way We Give

Becky Rasmussen

Making Meaningful Impact: How to Change the Way We Give

Date(s) - March 16, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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The role of nonprofits is becoming ever-more integral to a well-functioning society, especially in addressing the racial and economic inequities further exposed by the pandemic. So how can we best decide how to give and what it takes to make an impact?

More than $400 billion is donated annually to more than 1.5 million nonprofits registered in the United States. The challenge for donors is to determine which nonprofits are high performing and fund those that return the desired results. For nonprofits, making a strong case for support includes demonstrating the ability to deliver long-term results that are meaningful, measurable, and financially sustainable. Board members who give set the stage for increased fundraising power.

Whether you donate, serve on the board or lead a nonprofit,  join us for an honest and engaging look at the questions donors should be asking and what high-performing nonprofits should be considering when creating a compelling strategic fundraising plan.

About the Presenter

Karen KalishKaren Kalish (Leadership St. Louis 2001-02) is a nonprofit founder and philanthropist with more than 35 years of nonprofit leadership experience focused on literacy, closing the achievement gap and ending racial discrimination. She is the founder of three nonprofits – two in St. Louis and one in Washington, D.C. Her latest is HOME WORKS! The Teacher Home Visit Program, which works on parent and family engagement in under-performing schools. She has served on the boards of directors of many nonprofits and has received several awards for her community involvement, most recently being named as a 2021 What’s Right with the Region Award honoree for HOME WORKS!


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