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Executive Director Roundtable: Flipping the Script
September 27 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm


Flipping the Script: How to ensure your organizational culture, operations,  and leadership truly support efforts to diversify your donor base.

Athan Lindsay, Development Officer with the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro, will talk about the Expanding Community Giving Initiative’s efforts to engage audiences from diverse cultural, racial and ethnic backgrounds and the potential of Black philanthropy in our community. He has been a leading advocate and voice for utilizing collective giving models to organize time, talent, and treasure within communities of color for strategic philanthropic investments that build just and caring communities

About the Presenter:

Athan has an extensive career in the field of philanthropy that has included serving in various development and programmatic roles for various foundations and philanthropic initiatives. With more than a two decades of experiences working within the field of philanthropy and through his personal philanthropy, he has gained an understanding and appreciation for how philanthropy can be utilized as an effective tool for building and transforming communities. Over the years, Athan has worked extensively organizing giving circles and providing technical assistance to some of the early giving circles that were a part of a national network of giving circles and individual donors that formed the Community Investment Network.  He is currently working as a Development and Community Relations Officer for the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro where he is leading the Foundation’s efforts to expand and diversify its donor base with more donors from Greensboro’s ethnically and racially diverse communities.

Athan currently resides in Elon, North Carolina with his wife, Cori. They are the proud parents to their son, Langston Joseph George Lindsay, (b.12/12/12). Athan is a native of Winston-Salem, NC. Athan graduated from Davidson College in 1993 with a B.A. in History. Athan’s work experience has included service with the Rural Advancement Foundation International (RAFI), Cameron Foundation, National Rural Funders Collaborative, Warner Foundation, and Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation. He also consults with several regional and national organizations as a principal with the Lindsay Group, Inc. Mr. Lindsay is a 2000 Fellow of the Southeastern Council of Foundations Hull Leadership and the recipient of the Association of Black Foundation Executive’s (ABFE) 2006 Emerging Leader in Philanthropy Award.  He has been featured in and written articles for various national publications and has also made many presentations at conferences across the nation.


September 27
11:30 am - 1:00 pm


Guilford Nonprofit Consortium


The Music Academy of NC
1327 Beaman Place
Greensboro, NC 27408 United States
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