Grants Plus and The Yunker Group are co-presenting sponsors of the 2024 Giving USA Cincinnati Briefing. Melissa Brown returns to this Greater Cincinnati/ Northern Kentucky program for the 21st consecutive year. As former editor of Giving USA and respected consulting researcher her commentary provides practical perspectives and actionable takeaways from the report.

Join us for an insightful event where we will draw from the nation’s longest running, most comprehensive report on philanthropy to provide in-depth analysis on charitable giving, and strategic insights into the latest giving trends and facts. This in-person gathering will take place at The Metropolitan Club, providing a prestigious backdrop for our discussions. Whether you’re a fundraiser, nonprofit professional, funder, or otherwise vested in philanthropy, this briefing is the perfect opportunity to stay informed and connect with peers. Don’t miss out on this chance to be part of the conversation!

Agenda:

7:30 AM – 8:45 AM: Registration and networking

Continental breakfast provided.

8:45 AM – 9:00 AM: Opening remarks

Welcome by Doug Bolton, President, The Metropolitan Club. Giving USA Annual Report introduction by Jessica Salyers, Assistant Director, Grants Plus.

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM: Ch, Ch Ch, Changes: Giving USA and The Times We’re Going Through

Report insights and takeaways with Melissa Brown. Melissa returns to this Greater Cincinnati/ Northern Kentucky program for the 21st consecutive year. As former editor of Giving USA and respected consulting researcher her commentary provides practical perspectives and actionable takeaways on the research. She founded her firm in 2011 and helps charities “turn knowledge into action” with program evaluation, planning, and research. Melissa is a highly rated national speaker, a faculty member of The Fund Raising School, and former chair of the Association of Philanthropic Counsel (APC).

10:00 AM – 10:25 AM: Interactive Q&A

Interactive Q&A with Melissa Brown. Facilitated by Jessica Salyers, Assistant Director at Grants Plus.

10:25 AM – 10:30 AM: Closing remarks

Presented by Jim Yunker, President and CEO of The Yunker Group.