Leadership is crucial to successful fundraising. In fact, leadership is arguably your most valuable asset, and it isn’t reserved for the chosen few. Taking bold leadership means building knowledge within the entire organization, from the front line to the board. Rather than being constrained by fear of the future, step towards your organization’s capacity to change the future. In this session, Scott Decksheimer will lead a deep dive on how to advance culture using philanthropic literacy throughout an organization. The session is based on Scott’s extensive efforts within the profession, his work at building organizational plans, and an understanding of our collective challenges. He will provide ways to begin taking decisive action that advances fundraising with your organization and the profession as a whole.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Learn what bold leadership is and why it is important for fundraising success.
2. Learn tactics and tools to help improve philanthropic literacy in your organization – employees and Board
3. Learn key actions and strategies for maximizing resources, improving leadership effectiveness, and creating results.
4. Learn ways to build and improve the culture of philanthropy

Scott Decksheimer, CFRE

President & CEO

ViTreo Group

Scott Decksheimer has been a leader in the nonprofit field for more than 20 years. Before co-founding ViTreo Group, a leading Canadian fundraising consultancy, Scott was the Director of Fund Development at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT). At SAIT, he worked with his team to complete an $80 million campaign, which at the time was the largest fundraising campaign in southern Alberta history. Scott is an international trainer, an active volunteer board member, an award-winning fundraiser, and is skilled at developing leadership within organizations.