The Future of Support Raising conference was birthed out of the ministry experience of Eric and Kristy Robinson. After support raising for 15 years, Eric completed his doctoral research on how support raising keeps organizations white. Some years earlier, Ginny completed her Master’s thesis on how organizations that transition from a support raising model to a traditional fundraising model can increase their mission impact. Eric and Ginny met at the first conference and experienced a moment of profound nerdiness over their shared passions for organizational effectiveness, fundraising, and ministry. Next came Kathy, with over 20 years of support raising ministry, a shared passion for organizational effectiveness, and a tolerance for nerdiness.
The team behind the Future of Support Raising Conference series has a combined:
● 23 years of fundraising experience
● 28 years of organizational leadership
● 36 years of support raising
● Plus a Master’s thesis and doctoral dissertation on the topic!
Ginny Giles is President & Founder of Community Equip’d, a national nonprofit consulting company. She thinks fundraising is great fun and is obsessed with organizational effectiveness.
Kathy Khang brings more than two decades of leadership development and consulting work with non-profit organizations and churches. Kathy helps individual leaders, teams, and organizations bring alignment between values and actions.
Eric Robinson completed a doctoral dissertation on helping ministries pursue more just funding practices for mission after 15 years in ministry. He desires to see churches and ministry bring about the future of support raising.
Together, this team of skilled professionals has served all shapes and sizes of ministries, built a wealth of fundraising expertise, and researched ministries who have successfully changed their models to be more equitable and just for all. The insights we have learned can be put into practice by any ministry, and we’re excited to share them with you!