Penelope Cagney co-presenting “Money Makes the World Go ‘Round: Raising Funds Across Borders,” AFP International Conference,  April 30-May 2, 2017, San Francisco, CA.

Patrick McWhortor presenting at “In Dialogue with International Children’s Museums” at the Association of Children’s Museums Annual Interactivity Conference, “Serious Fun,” May 2-5, 2017, Pasadena, CA.


Penelope Cagney is teaming up with BoardSource and John Wiley and Sons, the largest academic publisher in the world, to produce a new book on global best practices for NGO (nonprofit) boards. This is her third book with Wiley; the others being “Nonprofit Consulting Essentials” with the Alliance for Nonprofit Management through the Jossey-Bass imprint in 2010 and co-editing of the multi-award winning “Global Fundraising” with AFP International in 2013. The Chinese version of the latter will be published by the Shanghai University of Finance and Economic Press in August 2017.  BoardSource envisions a world where every social sector organization has the leadership it needs to fulfill its mission and advance the public good. A stellar list of governance experts from around the world will contribute their expertise. Publication is anticipated for mid-2018.

Patrick McWhortor, Co-founder of the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits and Past Chair of the National Council of Nonprofits, joins The Cagney Company.

Elizabeth Castillo, Ph.D., former Director of Development for the Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, San Diego, current Assistant Professor of Organizational Leadership at Arizona State University, joins The Cagney Company.

Penelope Cagney appointed to the 2017 Selection Committee for Asia Philanthropy Awards (APA).

Penelope Cagney named one of the 2016 Top 10 Fundraising Experts in America by Philanthropy Media.

全球募捐-02 coverGlobal Fundraising: How the World is Changing the Rules of Philanthropy” (AFP/Wiley 2013), co-edited by Penelope Cagney, has been licensed by Shanghai University of Finance and Economics Press. The Chinese edition will be available in August 2017. The book was awarded the prestigious 2015 AFP Skystone Black-Choice-Awd-2015Prize in Research and the cause Choice Award – Best Books of 2015.

Penelope Cagney has been re-elected to the 2016/2017 AFP International Board of Directors, a membership association of more than 33,000 professional fundraisers worldwide, and serves on the International Development Committee and the 2017 International Fundraising Summit Committee.

Penelope Cagney invited to serve on the Wish Fund Committee for Make-A-Wish International for 2016/2017.