Nina Fascione is the former Vice President of Philanthropy at Defenders of Wildlife. She oversees efforts to raise organizational fundraising through foundations, corporations, and individuals for strategic conservation work. Before working with Defenders of Wildlife, Nina was Executive Director of Bat Conservation International from 2010 to 2012, where she guided the Austin, Texas-based organization in their mission to protect bats and their habitats around the world.
Nina has also been the Vice President of the Field Conservation Program at Defenders of Wildlife. She managed 30 staff members at nine regional offices dedicated to endangered species and habitat conservation. She is the Co-Founder and Board Chair of the Emerging Wildlife Conservation Leaders, is on the board of the Ewaso Lions, a conservation organization in northern Kenya, and has authored and edited dozens of journal articles, book chapters, and technical reports covering wildlife science and conservation.
Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:
- Nina Fascione talks about how marketing and development teams can better collaborate to maximize philanthropic revenue and donor relationships
- Increasing collaboration between planned gift and major gift officers
- How to establish a culture of philanthropy throughout the organization
- Nina talks about how to get non-development staff involved in fundraising
- Some ways marketing can support development efforts
- What does the Defenders of Wildlife organization do?
- The crucial support role of the board and the CEO
In this episode…
Fundraising efforts are knit around a collaborative circle that includes donors, development and non-development staff, and leadership. However, this sort of high-level collaboration isn’t as easy as it sounds. At any given moment, there are often turf wars incited among development and non-development staff that hinder fundraising efforts. So, how can development and non-development teams collaborate more effectively?
Listen to this episode of Philanthropy212 with Penny Cowden and hear more about fundraising collaboration from Nina Fascione, the former Vice President of Philanthropy at Defenders of Wildlife. They talk about how marketing and development teams can work together, the importance of establishing a culture of philanthropy in your organization, and more.
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Resources Mentioned in this episode
- Defenders of Wildlife
- Nina Fascione on LinkedIn
- Brandy Swimeley on LinkedIn
- People and Predators: From Conflict to Coexistence, edited by Nina Fascione, Aimee Delach, and Martin Smith
- Penny Cowden on LinkedIn
Sponsor for this episode…
This episode is brought to you by Philanthropy212, a fundraising consulting company focused on helping not-for-profit organizations build sustainable practices and programs that raise more than just money.
Philanthropy212’s founder, Penny Cowden, has 25 years of experience in the industry and has helped raise more than $100 million for non-profits such as PeaceHealth, Sisters of Charity, Inova Health System, Banner Health System, and Sun Health.