Coffee Connections--Continuing a Culture of Philanthropy

Friday, February 9, 2018 - 9:30am - 11:00am
Event Location: 
Downtown Pittsburgh

Having a strong culture of philanthropy at your organization will make you a more effective fundraiser in the long run, but how do you get started? What are the challenges and opportunities? Learn about efforts at one mid-sized organization to involve board, staff and volunteers in fundraising, using a personalized approach. Come ready to ask questions and share your own ideas and success stories through facilitated discussion.

Meet the Presenter

Maria Polinsky has served as the Director of Development at Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council since 2005. With an annual goal of nearly $1 million, she oversees a comprehensive program encompassing corporate, individual and foundation support as part of a two-person team.  Prior to this, she served in development positions at the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America and Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh.  She is a past president of the Western Pennsylvania Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and a member of Coro Women in Leadership Class VIII.  She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.


Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council

411 Seventh Ave, Suite 525

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

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