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Webinar │ Assessing Philanthropic Impact

When: Tuesday, November 19, 2019
12 noon Pacific | 1 pm Mountain | 2 pm Central | 3 pm Eastern
Where: United States

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About the webinar... 

Assessing Philanthropic Impact

Is it important for philanthropic advisors to proactively manage donor giving expectations and impact?

Experienced donors know how important it is to have reliable, relevant information about the programs they fund. Assessment, done in tandem with grantees, can provide this information. Without it, donors risk missing their planned giving outcomes. With it, they can orient their giving.

This session will review various ways to assess philanthropic impact and its importance in leveraging philanthropic impact. It looks at what assessment can accomplish and what it has difficulty measuring. It sets out a series of questions donors can ask as they consider how to proceed with their philanthropy. And finally, it details some of the limitations inherent in trying to understand exactly how donors’ dollars are working.

Attendees will gain a better understand of: 

  1. Setting expectations for what the assessment accomplishes, building long –term partnerships.
  2. Deciding what kind of assessment shows the impact of the gift.
  3. Understanding the challenges in assessing impact.

About the presenters...

Wendy K. Schneider, M Ed., CFRE
Senior Advancement Officer, The National Judicial College

Wendy K. Schneider has a diverse background in major gifts, corporate and foundation relations, planned giving, state and federal appropriations, grants, sales and marketing, project management and evaluation, working both nationally and internationally. Wendy also has extensive experience in nonprofits, educational technology, economic development, and information technology in large healthcare organizations, cultural organizations, higher education and school districts, and she has worked with American Indian tribes and tribal foundations.

Wendy’s prior experiences include, Director of Institutional Advancement at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody Wyoming, Senior Director of Philanthropy, Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington, Associate Vice Chancellor for the Seattle Colleges. In her current role at the National Judicial College, she manages partnerships and strategic initiatives. 


Cree Zischke
Director of Strategic Initiatives and Philanthropic Partnerships, Nevada Test Site Historical Foundation and National Atomic Testing Museum

Cree has a successful track record of aligning people, capital, programs and strategies to best serve business and philanthropic investments. As a private investor and philanthropic adviser, she is committed to supporting programs and the financing of initiatives. Her strong business and philanthropic background was developed through extensive experience in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors.

Ms. Zischke has held prior leadership positions with U.S. Bancorp, Patterson Companies, UnitedHealth Group, State of Arizona Department of Corrections, Department of Homeland Security and the JPMorgan Chase Foundation. She currently serves as Director of Strategic Initiatives and Philanthropic Partnerships for the Nevada Test Site Historical Foundation and National Atomic Testing Museum, an affiliate of The Smithsonian Institution. 


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