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Giving USA 2015 – Tracking The Trends In Philanthropic Giving

Time:12:00 PM

Location: United Way of Greater Houston
50 Waugh Drive
Houston, TX 77007

On July 23, 2015, Dini Spheris will present an overview of the 2015 Giving USA: The Annual Report on Philanthropy. You are invited to preview results of the study. You will gain important insights on giving patterns, donor preferences, emerging issues and philanthropic trends. This is essential data that can guide your organizations fundraising practices and inform your board about giving priorities.

Conducted annually for nearly sixty years, Giving USA is the most comprehensive source of giving trends and statistics in the U.S. Distinguished fundraising consultants M. Anne Murphy, CFRE, and Sheridan Joslin will share the newly-released findings from the report. Anne and Sheridan will include relevant data from other current studies tracking philanthropic behavior.

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear one of Houston’s most respected strategic fundraising experts. Registration fee is $40.  To register click here.


M. Anne Murphy brings to Dini Spheris more than 30 years of experience as a development professional, capital campaign manager, and leadership training consultant. Prior to becoming a principal with Dini Spheris, she served as Executive Director of University Advancement for the University of Houston Downtown, and Director of Development for the University of Houston Foundation and the Gulf Coast March of Dimes. Her national fundraising experience includes positions with Mary Baldwin College, the Girl Scouts of the USA, and the Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island Foundation Campaign. Anne holds a B.A. from Stephens College and a master’s degree in Fundraising Management from the New School University.

At Dini Spheris, Sheridan Joslin has guided clients through multi-million dollar campaigns, designed infrastructure for growing development shops and facilitated transformational strategic planning processes. Sheridan gained valuable experience in the nonprofit sector, working for organizations like Florida State University, Texas Children’s Hospital and The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. A graduate of the University of Oklahoma, Sheridan studied theatre and chemical engineering. She enjoys the analytical, logical side to problem-solving, yet understands that successful philanthropy requires a creative approach.