Tuesday, April 14, 2009

PositivelyPittsburghLive, Pittsburgh Philanthropy

Linda A. Dickerson
510 (c) (3) Squared
320 Ft. Duquesne Blvd.
Suite 240
Pittsburgh PA 15222

501(c)(3) Squared is a non-profit management consulting practice that utilizes best practices to assist area non-profits in optimizing their performance. The firm specializes in strategic planning facilitation, business planning preparation, and governance audits


Are Board members selected for their expertise based on the needs of the Board?
What are the criteria for which the Board is looking in a new Board member?Is achieving ethnic, racial, gender, and sexual identity diversity a goal of member selection?

Executive Compensation
Is executive compensation developed using benchmarking with peer organizations?Does the entire Board approve the Executive’s compensation? Is the total compensation package reviewed in detail?


Does the Board understand the needs and interests of the organization's stakeholders?
Do the Board members advocate for the organization with various stakeholder groups?
Does the Board consider the ethical implications of the organization's activities?
Linda is most interested in discussing how governance practices enable fundraising and the role of transparency in raising money.

Peggy Outon
Executive Director
Robert Morris University
Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management
Regional Enterprise Tower
425 Sixth Avenue, Suite 2610
Pittsburgh PA 15219

The Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management at Robert Morris University is a full-service management and governance support center.

Has provided consultation and education to more than 1,900 regional nonprofits since we were founded nine years ago.

Works exclusively with nonprofit organizations on issues surrounding fundraising and marketing, financial and human resource management. use of technology, strategic, operational and project planning.

Offers 150 non-credit classes a year, using the talents of 100+ community volunteers.

Talking Points

enormous growth in both # of nonprofits and philanthropy in the last 25 years;

women as philanthropists and as development officers;

changes in last six months to local philanthropy and strategies for success in a down market.

Janet C. Emery, CFRE
J. Emery Consulting, Inc.
2579B Grouse Ridge Drive
Wexford, PA 15090
724-934-3231 (Fax)

J. Emery Consulting, Inc.was launched to support nonprofit sustainability through wise and ethical development practices. Services provided by J. Emery Consulting help non-profit organizations answer a wide variety of perplexing, but solvable resource development and fundraising questions. Services include development audits, campaign feasibility studies, strategic planning, board training, CEO and development professional coaching, and strategy implementation.

Janet C. Emery, CFRE is well-known in the development community for her successful leadership of fundraising and communications programs in education, health care, the arts and human services.
Talking Points -

* Philanthropy is alive and well in Pittsburgh, even in recessionary times
* Why is that? (Pittsburgher's are passionate about their nonprofit organizations, and generous toward the friends and neighbors who need their help. Nonprofits have stood the test of time and proven their stability and ability to serve in tough times.)
* Is the recession changing how people give?
* Are nonprofits changing how they do business?
* For Janet Emery in particular? What about philanthropy made you optimistic enough to start your own business during these economic times?

Janet A. Barlett, CFRE
Janet A. Barlett, CFRE
Vice President of Development
Executive Director
Presbyterian SeniorCare Foundation
1215 Hulton Road
Oakmont, PA 15139
412.826.6084 412.826.6074 fax

Janet A. Barlett, CFRE, joined Presbyterian SeniorCare in 2004 as the executive director, Presbyterian SeniorCare Foundation and vice president of development for the Presbyterian SeniorCare system. Her primary responsibility is the oversight and management of fundraising activities for Presbyterian SeniorCare and its affiliates.

Prior to joining Presbyterian SeniorCare Foundation, she served as executive director of development for Grove City College. Throughout her 22-year fundraising career, she has held positions at the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, Mercy Hospital Foundation and Carlow College (now Carlow University).

•Established in 1928 as faith-based, not-for-profit, Presbyterian SeniorCare is the largest provider of
care and services to older adults in western Pennsylvania.
•From adult day services to assisted living to skilled nursing and rehabilitation, Presbyterian
SeniorCare offers the full range of services, including world-renowned care for individuals with
Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.
•Approximately 1,500 employees provide care and services to almost 6,000 people through more than
45 care communities and nine southwestern Pennsylvania counties
•Ranked as the 47 largest employer in western Pennsylvania
Of Note...
In 2006, Presbyterian Senior Care received accreditation as first Aging Services Network in
Pennsylvania and is among the first three in the United States to earn the distinction.
Presbyterian SeniorCare has received national and international recognition for its contribution to the
field of dementia care through the development of Woodside Place, a residential Alzheimer’s
community. It has received numerous design awards, including the 2007
Recipient of the prestigious 2007 American Hospital Association Award for its innovative Woodwell,

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