Giving Shifts: How Networks are Catalyzing Change
Thursday, October 10

Networks are changing the face of philanthropy. Primarily led by women and people of color, donors are joining forces to fund their interests and create giving collaboratives with likeminded individuals. Over the past 15 years, these networks have grown more significantly and there’s no sign that the growth will slow anytime soon. Donors are attracted to flexibility and ease of the network model, but what else is driving this growth? This session will explore four types of networks and their lessons and implications for philanthropy and fundraising.

Participants will:

  1. Discover the various factors that are contributing to the growth of networks.
  2. Gain an understanding of four different models of networks (giving circles, pooled giving, aligned giving, community networks).
  3. Learn implications of growth for philanthropy and challenges that networks may pose to traditional fundraising.

Presenter: LaTanya Flix is founder of CauseAdvance LLC, where she offers clients custom solutions for strategy, philanthropy and social impact. Her expertise has been developed over 20 years of experience as a philanthropy advisor, foundation director and nonprofit executive. She initiated the first empirical study on the charitable giving patterns of Houston women and has managed small shop fundraising, donor advised funds and high-value donor education programs. LaTanya has an MPAff from The LBJ School of Public Affairs, UT Austin and is a 21/64 Certified Advisor in Multigenerational Philanthropy.

Follow the links for more information and registration:


Morning Presentation: 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro
330 South Greene St.
Greensboro, NC 27401

Lunch Presentation: 12 noon to 2 p.m.
Goodwill industries of Northwest North Carolina
2701 University Parkway
Winston Salem, NC 27105

Cost: $10 for Members, $20 for Non-Members

Become an AFP Member Today: As a member benefit for AFP members and Consortium members, these meetings, including a breakfast or boxed lunch, are $10 for AFP members.  Non-members are also welcome to register.  Each registration for non-AFP members will cost $20 and will include breakfast or lunch. In order to take advantage of the breakfast or lunch offer, registrants must RSVP 3 working days before the scheduled webinar.

All of the AFP Web/Audio conferences offered are eligible for continuing education points on your CFRE application for initial certification and/or recertification. All participants must pre-register.