10C | Retooling the Giving Society for Maximum Impact

Friday, Sept 22
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Experience Level
Suitable for all levels

Shop Size
Suitable for any size shop 

Giving societies can be great tools for donor relations shops and provide meaningful recognition for donors, but are not always the answer we should turn to. As donor relations faces pressures to fill donor pipelines, increase retention rates, and positively affect broad swaths of donors with limited resources, rethinking the traditional giving society has become critical. Learn how to implement meaningful and personalized recognition through broad-based strategic plans based on ROI and bandwidth. Whether it's leadership annual giving, volunteers, or estate donors, learn how to tackle your donor pyramid no matter the size of your shop. 


Cristy Racy

Cristy Racy has been with the Oklahoma State University Foundation since 2013 and brings 14 years of experience in donor relations, development, and public relations. As Director of Donor Programs, Cristy provides strategic direction, leadership, and execution of high-level donor recognition and impact initiatives on behalf of the OSU Foundation and University. Cristy and her staff partner with development and leadership staff to recognize and appreciate OSU donors through giving societies, programs, and impactful events.