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Tammy inspires with soul-stirring stories, hilarious anecdotes and actionable advice.

Tammy doesn’t just “give speeches” about fundraising.

She enchants audiences with her innovative and heart-stirring experiences from the front lines of philanthropy. She inspires with soul-stirring stories, hilarious anecdotes and actionable advice. It’s one thing to talk about fundraising innovation and organizational transformation, Tammy’s warmth and passion will bring it to life right before your eyes.

Recognized as one of America's Top 20 Fundraising Experts, Tammy is an inspiring international speaker and trainer in the discipline of transformational philanthropy. She has trained, coached and led nonprofit teams to raise more than half-billion dollars including a single gift of $27.1M. 

Tammy can deliver powerful opening keynotes that kick-off your event with inspiration and excitement, compelling conference sessions that will challenge and inspire nonprofit leaders to raise their professional game, and inspiring closing keynotes that synthesize your conference objectives and empower your audience to transform their fundraising, so they can transform the world.

Keynote speaking topics.

The Influential Fundraiser: How to Develop Influence and Build Trust.

This session explores the psychology of influence and will leave you better equipped to engage donors and tell stories that move people to action. We’ll also discuss the ethical and moral responsibility that goes hand-in-hand with this knowledge.

Keeping Donors Close In A Pandemic World.

In this pandemic era, vaccination status and virus safety precautions are concerns for many of us and our supporters. How do we keep donors close and deepen relationships from 6’ apart or an internet connection away? This session explores trending strategies and tools for engaging donors in meaningful ways.

Your Guide to In-Person & Virtual Story Touring.

Are you struggling to attract new supporters or engage current ones in this COVID era? This session equips you with a story touring framework to move and inspire people who share a passion for your cause. Whether it’s in-person or virtual, a story tour will showcase your mission in thought-provoking and heart-stirring ways.

The Intentional Fundraiser: A System for High Performance.

Too often the important work of donor development comes second to the urgent work of events and grant deadlines. Likewise, the constant barrage of incoming email, internal meetings, and zoom calls can distract us from the important work of major gifts. Whether you’re a one-person development office or manage a team of fundraising pros, The Intention Fundraiser is a system for high performance that will equip you and your team to focus, prioritize and achieve your goals.

Storyliving: Creating Transformational Donor Experiences.

They are not your donor. You are their cause. This Storyliving session explores the donor journey through their eyes. You’ll leave this session equipped with an understanding of major donor persons and how to leverage them to create transformational donor experiences that inspire significant investment in your shared mission.

Tammy's Speaker Bio

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2022-2023 Speaking Schedule.

Nov 13-15, 2023 Institute for Charitable Giving, Chicago, IL

Nov 2-4, 2023 Nonprofit Storytelling Conference, San Diego, CA

Oct 4-6, 2023 Everence National Development Conference, Lancaster, PA

Jun 7-9, 2023 Western Canada Fundraising Conference, Edmonton, B.C., CAN

May 3-5, 2023 Boys & Girls Clubs of America National Conference, Orlando, FL

May 1-3, 2023 Institute for Charitable Giving, Costa Mesa, CA

Apr 16-18, 2023 AFP International Conference, New Orleans

Mar 2, 2023 Nonprofit Marketing Summit, Community Boost, (virtual)

Sep 13, 2022: Elkhart Community Foundation, AFP Michiana Chapter, Elkhart IN

Oct. 27-29, 2022: Nonprofit Storytelling Conference, San Antonio, TX

Oct 10-12, 2022: Panas Institute for Charitable Giving, Cincinnati, OH

Jun 8-10, 2022: Western Canada Fundraising Conference, Kelowna, BC

Jun 6-8, 2022: Panas Institute for Charitable Giving, Costa Mesa, CA

May 10-20, 2022: Creative Partnerships Australia Masterclass National Tour (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Queensland & Perth)

May 2-4, 2022 AFP ICON 2022, Las Vegas

Mar 9, 2022: Evansville Area Fundraising Council, Evansville, IN (virtual)

Mar 9, 2022: AFP Mid-Michigan Chapter, Midland | Flint, MI (virtual)

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