Asking Rights

Tom Ralser, author of ROI for Nonprofits: The New Key to Sustainability,
will give the first public presentation of his upcoming book Asking Rights on Tuesday, August 20 at the Orlando Museum of Art.  Non-profit executives, development staff and board members receive complementary registration for the morning session as Tom Ralser discusses current trends in philanthropic development.

The follow up book to ROI for Nonprofits, Asking Rights explores how earning the
right to ask people for money takes more than emotional appeals and measures of
activity. Tom will share how his experience in hundreds of campaigns has led to
his ability to capitalize on the motivations of the “other side of the desk,” that of the
nonprofit investor.

Trends in Philanthropy will provide complimentary registration for all non-profit executives, development staff and board members. REGISTER AT

Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at the Orlando Museum of Art, the morning event beings at 8:30 a.m.. REGISTER AT


About Donna Marino, CFRE

Donna Marino has a passion for equality and access to community resources for those who cannot--or do not yet know how to--provide themselves. She currently serves as the statewide director of development for the Florida Bar Foundation. Her work helps to provide services that link 30 legal services programs statewide to form a comprehensive, statewide legal services delivery system. The generous contributions of donors, corporate partners and passionate legal providers helps to provide access to justice and enhance improvements for addressing the civil legal needs of the poor. Previously Donna advocated professionally to provide access to education. She joined Valencia College in 2000 as part of the college and community relations team and later joined the Valencia Foundation in 2007. She enjoyed interacting with alumni and community members who made educational opportunities happen for first generation and worthy student in need of a hand up. Her strengths included utilizing new ways to connect with donors, facilitating scholarship and endowed chair donations, writing grants in support of student programs and implemented a donor society to honor those who wish to leave a legacy of learning for future students. With the ability to weave philanthropic objectives of individuals and corporation with the needs of non-profit and non-government agencies she has quickly proven herself to be an invaluable resource at The Florida Bar Foundation and within the AFP community. She is enthusiastic, inspired and creative when working with volunteer board leaders, donors and volunteers on a personal level. In September 2009 Donna was awarded the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) designation. She serves as Central Florida President for the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), board member with American Association for Women in Community Colleges and is a member of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. Donna has an MBA from Belhaven University, a BS in Business Administration from the University of Central Florida and her first ‘crush’ on fundraising started with an Associates from Valencia College.
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