Leveraging Longevity: Stories from Five+ Years In the Trenches

SpeakersAnna O’Donnell, Burke Museum; Allison Rabbitt, Seattle Opera; Savitha Reddy Pathi, Climate Solutions; and Margaret Su, University of Washington

Facilitator: Lilliane Ballesteros, Latino Community Fund of Washington State

Every non-profit in our community has faced unprecedented challenges and opportunities in recent months. From the “old normal” to the roller coaster ride of 2020, there is no question that longevity in development leadership is a unique determinate of organizational stability and fundraising success. For executive directors, what are the secrets to retaining top talent and how can you break the cycle of constant turnover? For fundraisers, what questions should you be asking as you consider staying vs. moving on? Join a panel discussion with four leaders who broke the mold, leveraging longevity to move their respective organizations towards aspirational goals and greater impact.