Being a Director of Development often feels like juggling several roles at once. You’re expected to raise funds, manage concurrent campaigns, foster a culture of advancement, and manage not only your team, but everybody else, as well!

With a 30-year career that includes The New York Botanical Garden, La Jolla Playhouse, and San Diego’s ion theatre company, seasoned fundraiser, Glenn Paris, asks the question: How do we get to the breakthroughs that make our jobs a critical, respected component of a thriving non-profit?

Let’s discuss the tools we need to flourish in our roles. We should maintain our sanity and work-life balance, keep the passion for our mission alive, and continue to drive our organizations forward. We’ll consider subjects that include Goleman’s Six Styles of Leadership, innovations in management, and building sustainable relationships.

Join us on October 10th from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM via Zoom!

About Our Speaker:

Glenn Paris started fundraising soon after he took his Masters in Directing at Carnegie Mellon and worked with the actress and teacher, Uta Hagen.

Launching a 35-year career in Development, he trained under the tutelage of former President Gregory Long at The New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx and went on to fundraise and manage for New York City Mission Society, Trevor Day School, San Diego Repertory Theatre and La Jolla Playhouse. He was Producing Artistic Director and Chief Advancement Officer for ion theatre company in San Diego.

Glenn has consulted for non-profits in the U.S. and the U.K, and has produced many, many events over the years, including one for jazz artists, Cleo Laine and John Dankworth with Princess Margaret as Honorary Chair!

In Tucson, he is associated with Friends of Aphasia, Tucson Desert Song Festival, the Tucson Realtors Charitable Foundation, and Tucson Symphony Orchestra.