• Communications,  Covid-19,  Healthcare Fundraising

    Bill Littlejohn, Sharp HealthCare Foundation response to C19, part 3

    Thank you to Bill Littlejohn for providing the communications package from Sharp HealthCare Foundation. Sharp Philanthropy UpdateDate: April 17, 2020To: SHF Board of DirectorsSharp Philanthropy TeamFrom:Bill Littlejohn, SVP and CEOSubject: Sharp Philanthropy Update Today’s update is mostly a virtual tour and links to Sharp’s leadership in the fight against COVID-19. We’ll begin with the front page story from both the LA Times and San Diego Union Tribune of the incredible images from Sharp Memorial and Sharp Chula Vista.  Be sure to check them out – searing and powerful and a reminder of the power of philanthropy to provide for our caregivers and the patients we serve. We are exceedingly pleased…

  • Covid-19,  Healthcare Fundraising,  International

    Bill Littlejohn, Sharp HealthCare Foundation response to C19, part 2

    As we begin week four of quarantine/stay-at-home and prepare for the surge in San Diego; a Part II from my earlier post on our system’s response to COVID-19.  As for many of us and our communities, it is all C19 all the time.  It is important that in that focus, we also expand our giving opportunities and strive to maintain productive in a very disrupted work environment.  I encourage others to share your experiences as this will also be a learning experience for our programs and profession. Maintain productive work environment We’ve continued our combination of work at home as well as the office.  Beginning this week, all employees will…

  • Day in Life,  Professional Development

    Day in Life – Covid-19 Edition – Cynthia Khoo-Robinson

    There’s so much to say about Cynthia. We met through the AFP Cincinnati Mentoring Program and she’s been an amazing mentor to me ever since. She introduced me to higher ed donor relations and stewardship, which was exactly what I needed at the time to become a more well-rounded fundraiser. The photo on the right is the Cincy gang at ICON 2018 in New Orleans. Thank you, Cynthia, for always having my back and sharing your new found routine with us! Cynthia Khoo-Robinson, CFRE, Associate Vice President of Alumni Engagement & Annual Giving at University at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York, USA Cynthia has more than 30+ years experience raising money…

  • Covid-19,  Day in Life

    A Day in the Life – Covid-19 Edition – Kat Steiner, CFRE

    Covid-19 is disrupting business as usual. Curious to know how your fundraising colleagues are managing and keeping the balls in the air in other places? Here’s the Covid-Edition of “A Day in the Life”. A BIG thank you to Kat, who is one of the most thoughtful and resourceful fundraisers I know and immediately agreed to share what effects she’s experiencing. Thank you, Kat! Kat Steiner, CFRE, Director of Development, The Girl Scouts of Western Ohio To fundraising, I’m learning to stop with the tasking and start thinking holistically.  I’m very sensitive to the fact that one in five people are projected to be unemployed. For me, this is an…