Keynote Speaking


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.

Keeping Donors Close in a Social Distance World

In this COVID-19 era, where social distancing has become the norm, how do we keep our donors close? This session will explore trending donor behaviors, and how we as fundraising professionals can respond to ensure success. Likewise, how do we remain resilient while balancing donor needs, organizational pressure to raise money and our own mental and emotional stress while working from home? This one-hour session explores this topic and will give you powerful strategies and tactics to help you thrive.

The Intentional Fundraiser

Too often the work of donor development comes second to urgent event activities or grant application deadlines. Likewise, the constant barrage of incoming email and internal meetings can distract us from the important work of major gifts. Whether you’re a one-person fundraising shop or managing a team, The Intentional Fundraiser is a system for developing high performance fundraising pros.

Your Guide to Virtual Story Touring

Are you struggling to make meaningful connections with your current or prospective donors in this COVID-19 era? Join this one-hour webinar to learn how to create a virtual tour of your mission or convert your existing in-person tour to a virtual experience. Inform and inspire your community virtually by showcasing your mission in action!

Building Trust to Skyrocket Results

Trust is the single most important ingredient in lasting donor relations. Likewise, trust is required for building great teams, cross department collaboration and organizational innovation. This session explores the neuroscience how trust is built and how to accelerate the process to skyrocket results.

Storyliving: Creating Transformational Major Donor Experiences

They are not your donor. You are their cause. The Storyliving session explores the donor journey from their point of view. You will leave the session equipped and empowered to deeply understand your major donor’s persona and develop your engagement strategies to become part of their life story.

Tammy's Speaker Bio

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2021 Speaking Schedule.

Nov. 1-3, 2021 Nonprofit Storytelling Conference, San Diego, CA

Nov. 1-3, 2021 Panas & Linzy Institute for Charitable Giving, Cincinnati, OH

Oct. 4-6, 2021 Panas & Linzy Institute for Charitable Giving, Costa Mesa, CA

Sep. 13-15, 2021 Panas & Linzy Institute for Charitable Giving, Nashville, TN

Jun. 16, 2021 Creative Partnerships Australia (Virtual)

Jun. 9-11, 2021 Festival del Fundraising Italy (Virtual)

Apr. 22, 2021 AFP Memphis Chapter Keynote, TN (Virtual)

Apr. 21, 2021 Creative Partnerships Australia (Virtual)

Apr. 19, 2021 AFP Hudson-Mohawk Chapter, NY (Virtual)

Jan. 19, 2021 AFP Alaska Chapter, Anchorage AK (Virtual)

Jan. 7, 2021 AFP Eastern Oklahoma Chapter, OK (Virtual)

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