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Community Foundations Learning Circle: Working with Donors
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When: Thursday, June 20, 2019
12PM - 1:00PM (MT)
Where: Webinar
United States
Contact: Maggie Brubaker

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Community Foundations Learning Circle
Working with Donors: Establishing & Maintaining Positive, Trust-Based Relationships 


How strong is your donor relations program? Join us for an interactive panel discussion with three community foundations who have developed several thoughtful initiatives to manage and engage their donor base. Participants will hear more around:

  • Donor Involvement in the Selection Process
  • Donor Education
  • Donor Engagement
  • Donor Recognition
  • Donor Stewardship & Reporting
  • Legal Issues to Consider when Working with Donors

Bring your questions!


Allie Auldridge
Director of Community Engagement
Pride Foundation

Jack Czarniecki
Scholarship Officer
The Denver Foundation


 Julia Da Silva
Programs and Scholarships Associate
Triangle Community Foundation

Sarah Battersby
Senior Scholarships and Education Officer
Triangle Community Foundation

Panelist Bios

Allie Auldridge Alli Auldridge is the Director of Community Engagement at Pride Foundation. From LGBTQ health to workforce and economic development, Alli’s career has been defined by roles in mission-led agencies and organizations. She has an interest in how government, philanthropy, and the nonprofit sector can advance equity and opportunity for communities. Alli received her Bachelor’s degree from Smith College and her Master’s degree in Urban Policy from The New School.

Sarah Battersby currently serves the Foundation as Senior Scholarships & Education Officer, managing the Foundation’s scholarship program as well as its Youth Literacy focus area and Send a Kid to Camp program, focused on summer learning loss. Sarah joined the Foundation in January 2015 as Scholarships & Donor Services Officer; prior to coming to the Foundation, Sarah worked in higher education in a variety of roles, including career counseling, admissions, financial aid, and student affairs. Sarah is a proud native North Carolinian from New Bern, NC who graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with a BA in English, a minor in Women’s Studies, a Master’s in Social Work, and a certificate in Nonprofit Leadership.

Jack Czarniecki is the Scholarship Officer at The Denver Foundation. He has worked in philanthropy and higher education for eight years, and recently completed his Masters in Nonprofit Management at Regis University. Jack leads the day-to-day operations of the Reisher Scholars Program and stewards a small portfolio of additional scholarship and nonprofit endowment funds. When not working, Jack enjoys biking, walking his dog, and going to the movies with his wife.

Julia Da Silva is a native Southerner who grew up in Alabama and Tennessee and moved to North Carolina in 2009 to attend UNC-Chapel Hill. She worked in Seoul, South Korea as an English teacher after college and came back to UNC to earn her dual master’s in social work and public administration. She now works at Triangle Community Foundation in Durham, NC where she manages specialized grant programs, scholarship funds, and designated funds. Julia uses her history of advocacy work to influence her work with scholarships, addressing student barriers through applicant support, fund policy research, and donor education. 

Free for NSPA members
$35 for non-members*
*If you 
apply for NSPA membership within two weeks after this webinar, the webinar cost will be applied toward your membership.

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