February 1, 2023 Program

February 1, 2023 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Operation Stand Down
1125 12th Ave South
TN 37203
$50.00/Member or $65/Non-Member
PGC Mid TN Admin

Start the New Year off right and join us for a two-part special program presented by:

Dr. Elizabeth Dale, Ph.D.Director and Associate Professor, Non-Profit Leadership at Seattle University

Presentation 1:  “New Research on Women Donors: Implications for growing women’s philanthropy”

During this session, you will hear about new academic research on women’s giving and how researchers are thinking about gender and philanthropy. Dr. Elizabeth Dale, associate professor at Seattle University, will discuss her work with the Women’s Philanthropy Institute, including fielding national surveys, focus groups, as well as a fascinating sample of 23 one-on-one interviews with women who have made gift commitments of $1 million or more. She will share her understanding of women donors’ education and development as philanthropists and discuss patterns of greater philanthropic risk-taking, motivations related to funding women’s and girls’ causes, and the importance of holistic opportunities to involve women in both giving money, as well as time, talent, and testimony. This research both supports and challenges our current knowledge regarding gender differences in giving and should spark a fruitful discussion for how to increase women’s philanthropy within nonprofits.

Presentation 2:  “Leaving a Legacy: A new look at today’s planned giving donors”

What are the experiences and motivations of today’s planned giving donors? Dr. Elizabeth Dale also served as the lead researcher on Giving USA Foundation’s special report, “Leaving a Legacy: A New Look at Today’s Planned Giving Donors” and will present the research findings and offer recommendations for fundraisers and allied financial professionals.

With support from CGP and other sponsors, Giving USA Foundation conducted a national study of planned gift donors from a wide range of charitable organizations across the U.S in November 2018. The findings include both survey responses and 40 in-depth interviews. Data and conversations from the study can help us to understand donors’ motivations for making planned gifts, how and when they made their gift decisions, how their legacy plans change over time, and key marketing opportunities for nonprofits.Elizabeth J. Dale, Ph.D. is associate professor in Nonprofit Leadership at Seattle University and is recently served as the Visiting Eileen Lamb O’Gara Fellow for Women and Philanthropy at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, where she received her Ph.D. A former development director and Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE), her research interests include women’s philanthropy and giving to women’s and girls’ causes, giving among LGBTQ+ donors, and the intersection of gender and philanthropy. She has presented her research nationally and internationally and has provided commentary for The New York Times, Forbes, Bloomberg, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, and The Guardian. Elizabeth also holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and women’s and gender studies from Ohio Wesleyan University and a master’s degree in women’s studies from The Ohio State University.  To see Dr. Dale’s Full Biography – CLICK HERE

February 1, 2023  |  10:00am – 1:00pm (Central)
Operation Stand Down (1125 12th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203)

$50/ PGC or CNM Member 
$65 Non-Member

(Lunch included in registration cost.)


Dr. Dale interviews and articles:

Dr. Dale interviewed by UBS:  Dr. Elizabeth Dale: How and why women give – YouTube

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