An expert in organizational development and a long-time lead volunteer for Austin Animal Center’s cat adoption team, Carla J. Penny, MSSW, presented “Eureka! Wheels on Suitcases: How Organizations Both Promote and Stifle Innovation and What a Leader Should Do.
Fundraising can be frightening. In his session, “Taking the Fear Out of the ‘Ask’ (What would John Wayne do?),” Daniel Neel of The Fundraising Resource Group, demonstrated the importance of conquering the fear of courting potential donors, and instead, replacing it with a dynamic storytelling confidence.