The Phoenix Philanthropy – The Nonprofit Partnership Breakfast Series: Giving USA 2021


Breakfast Series: Giving USA 2021
The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the Year 2020
Tuesday, June 29; 9am – 11am

2020 was an unprecedented year with the outbreak of a pandemic, quarantining, social distancing, and social turmoil. How did the health, political and social justice climate of 2020 affect philanthropic giving?

Richard Tollefson, Founder and President of The Phoenix Philanthropy Group, returns to TNP to present on the findings of the Giving USA 2021 Report that will give us a snapshot of philanthropic giving in the year 2020 and help us sift through assumption versus reality.

Now in it’s 62nd year, Giving USA is the longest consecutively published, comprehensive report on annual charitable giving in our country. This Breakfast Series presentation will examine giving by source, recipient and sector.

Giving USA can help your organization:

• Benchmark fundraising performance against national data;
• Plan for the future, based on long-term trends in giving;
• Educate new staff members and board members in the broad context of philanthropic giving, so that they may have a better understanding of the organization’s funding patterns;
• Include up-to-date information about philanthropy overall and by sub-sector in speeches, publications, press releases, and internal communications; and
• Learn about and access recent studies and other resources that can help strengthen your fundraising, grant making, or other philanthropic activity.

Panelists to be announced

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Richard TollefsonPresenter: Richard L. Tollefson, Founder and President , Phoenix Philanthropy Group

Richard Tollefson established The Phoenix Philanthropy Group with nearly 20 years of fundraising and advancement management experience, and now has more than three decades of successfully helping strengthen nonprofit and other organizations.

Prior to starting The Phoenix Philanthropy Group in late 2004, he served as the Vice President of Institutional Advancement at his alma mater, Thunderbird School of Global Management, the world’s leading international business school. At Thunderbird, he managed two comprehensive fundraising campaigns, raising funds and managing constituent engagement programs in 26 countries, and secured the largest-ever naming gift to a college or business school in the world at the time.

Richard has worked with other acclaimed institutions, such as the Master Chorale of Orange County; The Joffrey Ballet; the University of Arizona; and Arizona State University, serving as a part of the leadership team of a $600 million campaign, and building comprehensive and sophisticated fundraising operations and innovative constituent relationship programs from the ground up.