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Global associate Simona Biancu was elected to the board of the European Fundraising Association and became Vice President of the Italian Fundraising Association.

Penelope Cagney presented on virtual donor engagement at the Brain Injury Association of America’s annual conference on October 28.

Penelope Cagney and Jon Stettner presented a free Flash Class on the future of fundraising for the DonorSearch Masterminds Series  on October 20.

Penelope Cagney presented on Future Trends: What They Mean for Korean Fundraisers at the Korean Philanthropy Forum in Seoul (online), on September 15.

Penelope Cagney was the plenary speaker on the Future of Fundraising at the Japanese Fundraising Association’s annual conference in Tokyo (online), September 6-12.

Publication News

New book on nonprofit governance

Global Associates Simona Biancu and Alberto Cuttica published “Board in Fila Prima” (Board in the First Row) in September 2020.

The governing bodies of nonprofit organizations often find themselves “in a complicated relationship” with the fundraising activity and with those who manage it. This is a relationship confounded by misunderstandings, unrealized expectations and possible frustrations. Not everyone is always rowing in the same direction of ensuring the sustainability of the organization through full involvement and equal collaboration between those who have the reins of the organization and fundraisers. This book outlines ways in which this complicated relationship can be remade to the good of the organization and the mutual benefit of all.

Book review in June 2020 Nonprofit Quarterly

Read review of “Global Best Practices for CSO, NGO and Other Nonprofit Boards” in the June 2020 issue of the Nonprofit Quarterly  here.

Chinese edition now available

“Global Best Practices for CSO, NGO and Other Nonprofit Boards” was published by the Shanghai University Finance and Economic Press in late 2020. Buy it here.

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