While academic research on philanthropy has grown, little research has focused on the motivations and practices of LGBT donors. Join us to learn about new research on LGBT donors, their philanthropy, and their donor experiences giving to both LGBT-focused and mainstream nonprofits. This session also will help you translate the research into concrete steps you can take to engage and cultivate LGBT donors in your organization.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Better understand motivations, priorities, and concerns of LGBT donors;

2. Understand how same-sex couples may manage household finances (and giving) differently; and

3. Learn strategies to help inspire increased and inclusive giving in your organization.

Sarah Anderson

Director of Strategic Priorities

Campbell & Company

Sarah Anderson is Director of Strategic Priorities at Campbell & Company, a U.S.-based fundraising consulting firm.  For 11 years, she has worked with nonprofit organizations of all types to enhance their donor messaging and fundraising to increase giving.  Sarah has been integrally involved in engagements with Planned Parenthood, the ACLU, the LGBT Giving Project, GLAAD, and the AARP among others.

Elizabeth Dale, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Seattle University

Elizabeth J. Dale is an Assistant Professor in Nonprofit Leadership at Seattle University.  A former development director and CFRE, her research interests include gender differences in philanthropy, giving in the LGBT community, and grassroots and social justice organizations.  She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and women’s and gender studies from Ohio Wesleyan University, a master’s degree in women’s studies from The Ohio State University and a Ph.D. from the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.