2C | Engaging Donors Systematically: How a Community Foundation Engaged Donors at a Deeper Level

Wednesday, Sept 21
1:00 - 2:00 PM

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We all want to engage our donors at a deeper level and strengthen their relationship to our organizations annually. The Pittsburgh Foundation has successfully implemented a systematic approach to engaging donors that involves a rating system, strategic annual philanthropic reviews, and strategic opportunities for them to involve planned giving in their philanthropic objectives. Learn how a community foundation has evolved from simply stewarding donors on an annual basis to engaging donors in a way that inspires them to give more now and in perpetuity. 


Lindsay Aroesty

Lindsay Aroesty, Director of Donor Services & Planned Giving Specialist at The Pittsburgh Foundation, helps donors achieve their philanthropic mission during their lifetimes and through planned gifts. She has a master's in public management from Carnegie Mellon University, graduating with highest honors, and a bachelor's degree in history and education from Colby College. She serves on the Estate Planning Council Board and is president-elect and program chair of Pittsburgh's Planned Giving Council.