Tuesday, November 19, 2013

FRONTLINE WITH FACULTY SERIES: Exponential Fundraising for Nonprofits

JENNIFER MCCREA | Course Director, Course in Exponential Fundraising; Senior Research Fellow, Hauser Institute
Tuesday, November 19
11:40 – 1:00 pm
Allison Dining Room, Taubman Building
Harvard Kennedy School

Exponential Fundraising for Nonprofits is an interactive learning session designed by Hauser Institute Senior Research Associate, long-time fundraiser and co-author of the recently published book, The Generosity Network, Jennifer McCrea. In this 80-miunte session, participants will experience first-hand the craft of fundraising and its integral role in transforming an organization and its entire community. It is based on an understanding that fundraising is joyful and transformational, not transactional.

Jennifer McCrea is a senior research fellow at the Hauser Institute for Civil Society where she founded and leads the Course on Exponential Fundraising, a yearlong engagement with nonprofit leaders and development professionals. She previously held leadership positions in two multi-billion dollar capital campaigns--at Case Western Reserve University and Washington University in St. Louis--and served as vice president for development at Dickinson College. Through her workshops and consulting, she has worked with organizations including Millennium Promise, Grameen America, Teach for America, Mercy Corps, and Population Services International. She is a co-founder of the Quincy Jones Music Consortium, an organization making music an ongoing part of the lives of children across the United States, and is a board member of the Berklee College City Music Program. She has a BA from Allegheny College, a master’s degree in nonprofit management from Case Western Reserve University, and is a Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute.