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Fundraising in a Recession: A Panel Discussion

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Have you prepared your nonprofit for a potential economic downturn?

If you’ve spent any time on the internet lately, you’ve probably heard the chatter.

And, as nonprofits that depend on grants and donations, this can be a scary proposition. 

But don’t fret - The good news is we’re not there yet! And there's still time to prepare your nonprofit & fundraising strategy for a recession. 

Join us on 11/9 at 1pm ET as we talk to grant and fundraising experts on where we are now, where we might be headed and what steps to take to keep your organization on-track.

​We’ll cover: 

  • What’s the status of the economy today 

  • How recessions can impact fundraising

  • How nonprofits can prepare & adjust fundraising strategies

  • Tips on minimizing stress during a stressful time

If you have specific questions, be sure to add them when you register!

About our Panelists:
Over her 35+-year nonprofit career, Maryn Boess has been an on-staff grantwriter; a grants consultant (winning $42 million for her clients over 10 years); a grants trainer; a grants reviewer, author, speaker, mentor and coach; and – starting in 2006 - even a grantmaker. This 3-D background brings a unique insider's perspective to the practical, inspiring trainings on healthy, successful grantsmanship she shares with thousands of people each year through GrantsMagic U ( A true dual-citizen of the grants world, Maryn may be the only person holding membership in both Grant Professionals Association (for grantseekers) -  and Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (for grantmakers). In 2020, Maryn became just the second inductee into the international Grant Professionals Class of Distinguished Fellows.

Cherian Koshy is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE), Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP), & Association of Fundraising Professionals Master Trainer. Cherian is the Chief Development Officer at Endowment Partners, an investment management firm that solely works with nonprofits and foundations. In addition to 25+ years of fundraising experience, he serves on numerous boards including as the Vice Chair for Professional Development on the AFP Global board. He is a regular presenter at fundraising conferences around the country and across the globe. 

Sheleia Phillips is the Founder and Principal Consultant of SMP Nonprofit Consulting. A servant leader, She has dedicated herself to the growth and development of nonprofits for the past six years. A graduate from Saint Louis University College of Public Health and Social Justice, she is equipped with advanced training in public health, program design, and public policy regarding maternal and child health. She has an affinity for research thus making her an advocate for implementing evidence-based approaches. She has secured and co-authored over $3 million dollars in grant awards for youth development, education, and health programs. She is also a grant reviewer for federal agencies such as the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.