Kay Sprinkel Grace and Tony Myers have been working with leaders and leadership in our sector for many years, and have focused recently on developing and delivering, with their colleagues in Central/Eastern Europe, a program called Leaders of Tomorrow. In these two 90 minute back to back sessions - to be taken as one workshop/discussion/presentation, Kay and Tony will dive deep into the leadership challenges we face in our sector and explore the balance between "hard" and "soft" skills of leaders -- what do we already know, but not use, and what do we need to learn? There will be opportunity for important exchange of ideas, and all rising or established leaders are encouraged to come and share their thinking with Kay and Tony.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will learn about the values and qualities that undergird successful leadership as revealed in case studies
  2. Participants will discover the leader they already are, while exploring ways to become a leader for the future of philanthropy
  3. Participants will understand how to grow leadership in others, and ensure the succession of our profession into the future

Tony Myers, CFRE, Ph.D., M.A., LL.B


Myers & Associates

Tony Myers is an accomplished consultant, focusing on major and campaign gift development and the leadership process.  Widely known in Canada, he has recently focused on the rise of fundraising and leadership for civil society in Central and Eastern Europe.  His clients are in Russia, Czech Republic, Romania and other countries.  His home is in Edmonton, Alberta.

Kay Sprinkel Grace, MA, FAFP


Transforming Philanthropy, LLC

Kay Sprinkel Grace is a consultant, speaker and author whose company, Transforming Philanthropy, LLC, works with organizations to increase their capacity to fulfill their mission.  Her work includes major gift and capital campaign consultation, as well as board and staff development.  She is the author of seven books, several of which focus on board development.  Recent clients include public media in the US (KQED, OPB, KPBS), the arts (Smuin Dance), social change (National AIDS Memorial, Opportunity Fund) and others.  She speaks globally and nationally on topics of relevance to the future of our sector.