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Session 2E

Shelf to Self Panel: Books to Inspire Donor Relations Creativity

Eliza McNulty, Jewanna Apawu, Adam Clevenger, Ann Enthoven, Kevin Kostic, Sheila Marcoux, Ann Moore, Avaleen Morris

Wednesday, September 22
11:45 – 12:45 AM (PT) | 2:45 – 3:45 PM (ET)

About the Session

Where do you seek inspiration? You can draw fresh ideas and thinking from a rich source of material outside donor relations. From books about business, to customer service, to experience design, to stories about crayons — personal enrichment can be found just about anywhere words are put down on paper. Join a panel of donor relations colleagues for a discussion of books and other media outlets where we find inspiration for our daily work.

Learning Objectives

Attendees will...
  • Generate a reading list to find inspiration
  • Connect learning opportunities from outside our field to our job functions
  • Advocate for time and space for personal enrichment

Keywords: Design Thinking, Inspiring Change, Storytelling, Strategy, Other

Track: Industry Trends & Hot Topics

Who Should Attend?

  Suitable for all audiences Suitable for any size shop Suitable for all levels  
About the Speakers

Eliza McNulty PhotoEliza McNulty
Director of Donor Relations
Stanford University

Eliza McNulty is Director of Donor Relations at Stanford University. She leads the university’s 15-person central donor relations team and works with senior development staff and colleagues across campus to shape the vision for comprehensive donor relations at Stanford. Prior to Stanford, Eliza held donor relations, communications, and development positions at YMCA of the USA, Loyola University Health System, and the Elks National Foundation.

Eliza is Past President of the Association of Donor Relations Professionals (ADRP). While serving ADRP, she advocated for and promoted the donor relations profession, representing the association’s nearly 1,800 international members. Eliza shares her passion for gratitude by speaking, writing and presenting on effective practices in donor relations and stewardship. She has more than 20 years fundraising experience in healthcare, university, and national membership offices.
Jewanna Apawu
Donor Relations Manager
John Hopkins All Children's Foundation
Adam Clevenger
Loring Sternberg & Associates
Ann Ethoven
Senior Associate Director of Donor Relations
Stanford University

Kevin Kostic
Director of Donor Relations
Catholic Relief Services

Sheila Marcoux
Donor Events Specialist
Western University (Ontario, Canada)
Ann Moore
Director of Events
Avaleen Morris
Senior Director of Donor Relations
Vanderbilt University Medical Center