Please contact Abbie if you would like a copy of any of these remarks or if you would like to have Abbie address your group or organization.

I’m in awe of Abbie and her insights. I was privileged to have her as an instructor for a week-long course on nonprofit board membership. I was inspired and enlightened every single morning. She is astoundingly perceptive about everything from board dynamics and fund-raising to plain old human nature. Abbie merits the highest praise. My hope is that I have future interactions with Abbie so I can benefit from more of her wisdom – which, by the way, she shares in clear, conversational ways.

Nelson Price
Author/historian/radio personality
Indianapolis, IN.

I love Abbie’s classes.  Even when I already know part of what she covers, I always get a boost. I leave with a real sense that I CAN DO THIS !!!  Her classes are a mixture of facts, experience and enthusiasm. She is encouraging and empowering and always makes me feel capable and motivated again. I'll take any class she teaches.

Anne Myers
Development Director
Partners in Care, Inc.
Severna Park, MD

Each class was packed with valuable information, suggestions, and ideas. Whether you work with a new small non-profit, a large established non-profit or somewhere in between, I  felt  the class was a great bang for the buck in terms of time and money. I left EVERY class with new material.

Hannah Pickworth
Peace Study Center
Baltimore, MD

Upcoming Seminars and Presentations

If we’re in the same area, feel free to schedule a consultation with me – it’s free!

NH & VT Council of Charitable Gift Planners
Women Driving Philanthropy:
A View from Behind the Wheel!

June 1, 2017
Fireside Inn  & Suites, West Lebanon, NH

Webinar: Leadership & Influence
of Women & Philanthropy

June 20, 2017

CT Alliance (formerly CT Nonprofits) 
Major Gifts Roundtable
June 22, 2017
Hartford, CT

*Open to the public

Past Seminars and Presentations

AFP WMA and United Way of Franklin County
Major Gifts for the Small Shop
April 4, 2017
Champney's Tavern, Deerfield, MA

Habitat for Humanity Global Conference
Power of Women in Philanthropy | 10:30 am
Tapping into the Magic of Individual Donors| 2:15 pm
March 29, 2017
Hyatt Regency, Atlanta, GA

Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce
Leadership & Influence of Women in Philanthropy
March 21, 2017
Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce, Worcester, MA

Women's Philanthropy Institute,
part of the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy

Dream. Dare. Do. Symposium on Women, Philanthropy, and Civil Society
March 14-15, 2017
Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile, Chicago, IL

What is a Capital Campaign and When Do You Need One?
February 22, 2017
Delaney House, Holyoke, MA

Case District I
Principal Gift Philanthropy - It's the relationship, people!
January 26 & 27, 2017
Westin Copley Place Boston, Boston, MA

Planned Giving Group of Connecticut (PGGCT)
Women in Philanthropy
January 12, 2017
Wallingford, CT

AFP Inland Empire, National Philanthropy Day
Women in Philanthropy
November 12, 2017
The Histroic Mission Inn, Riverside, CA

AFP-NNE Annual Conference
November 4, 2016
Portland Marriott Sable Oaks, ME

OLLI at Berkshire Community College*
Trends in Philanthropy: Here, Nationally, Worldwide
October 1, 2016
Berkshire County Community College, Pittsfield, MA

Global Fundraising Conference*
1) University Development and Alumni Affairs
2) Women in Philanthropy Panelist
September 23-25, 2016
Shenzhen Expo, China

Fundraising Review Course*
Securing the Gift
August 3-4, 2016
Brattleboro, VT

Chautauqua Institution, Special Studies*
Women as Volunteers, Women as Donors
July 4-8, 2016
Chautauqua, NY

A Workshop for Nonprofit Decision-Makers*
June 7, 2016 - 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
1 Berkshire, (Berkshire Bank Board Room), 66 Allen St., Pittsfield, MA

CT Nonprofits Principles of Fundraising*
Individual Major Gift Fundraising
May 4, 2016
Warner Theater - Marine Lobby, Torrington, CT

AFP Western Mass
Women Transforming the Philanthropic Landscape
April 27, 2016
The Delaney House, Holyoke, MA

New England Regional Conference
Habitat for Humanity
March 29, 2016
Sturbridge, MA (not open to the public)

Starting a Women's Philanthropy Program
at Your Institution

CASE District One
January 28-29, 2015
Westin Copley Place, Boston, MA

Learning Best Practices for
Nonprofit Board Membership

Nonprofit Net
December 9, 2015
The Cary Memorial Library, Lexington, MA

Building a Board that Adds
Value to the Organization

AFP Long Island Philanthropy Day
November 13, 2015
Huntington Hilton, Melville, NY

Principles in Fundraising:
Individual Major Gift Fundraising

CT Association of Nonprofits
October 27, 2015
CT Nonprofits, Hartford, CT

Introduction to Fundraising
Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts - The LIPPI Program
September 26, 2015
Holyoke Community College, Holyoke, MA

Women as Donors, Women as Volunteers
Chautauqua Institution
August 3-7, 2015
Chautauqua, N.Y.

Getting Your Board Engaged in Fundraising and Supporting Your Organization
Massachusetts Service Alliance
May 21, 2015
Nonprofit Center, Boston, MA

Silicon Valley Planned Giving Council
Women's Philanthropy: Engagement, Power and Impact
April 21, 2015
Silicon Valley Capital Club, San Jose, CA

AFP Genesee Valley Chapter
New Trends in Philanthropic Behavior by Gender: Will Mars and Venus Ever Meet
April 16, 2015
RIT Inn & Conference Center, Rochester, NY

Greater Westfield Nonprofit and Volunteer Network
Boards and Fundraising
February 26, 2015
Westfield Athenaeum, Westfield, MA

Greater Westfield Nonprofit and Volunteer Network
Boards and Fundraising
February 19, 2015

Nonprofit Net: Learning Best Practices for Nonprofit Board Membership
The Cary Memorial Library, Lexington, MA
February 12, 2015

Junior League of Shreveport-Bossier, Inc.
Fund Development
January 17, 2015
JLSB Headquarters, Shreveport, LA

CT Association of Nonprofits (CT Nonprofits)
Women’s Philanthropy
January 14, 2015
Hartford, CT

CT Association of Nonprofits (CT Nonprofits)
Principles of Fundraising: Individual Major Gifts
December 12, 2014
Hartford, CT

Center for Nonprofit Management BreakFACTS
The Board and CEO Relationship!
November 21, 2014
Stonehill College, Easton, MA

United Way of Pioneer Valley and Massachusetts Service Alliance
Getting Your Board Engaged in Fundraising and Supporting Your Organization
November 19, 2014
Frost Building,Holyoke Community College, Holyoke, MA

AFP-NNE CONFR Joint Conference 2014
Engaging and Strengthening Your Board
November 4, 2014
Grappone Conference Center, Concord, NH

AFP TN Southeastern Chapter*
New Trends in Philanthropic Behavior by Gender: Will Mars and Venus Converge?
September 24, 2014
Mountain City Club, Chattanooga, TN

Connecticut Association of Nonprofits
Capital Campaigns Demystified
August 26, 2014
Hartford Square West, Building One, Hartford, CT

Luther College*
Women Faith and Finance, Planning for Giving
April 4, 2014
Hotel Winnesheik, Decorah, IA

Women's Philanthropy Institute at Lilly Family School of Philanthropy
#Women Leading Philanthropy Symposium
April 2-3, 2014
Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, Chicago, IL
Abbie is attending the event, not speaking, and highly recommends it!

Nonprofit Net
Strengthening Your Board
March 26, 2014
The Lexington Library, Lexington, MA

Archive of Speaking Engagements