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[Orr Group Webinar] Executive Perspectives: Navigating the Philanthropic Landscape as a New Leader
Change is constant – and leading through change gracefully can seem impossible at times. With so much uncertainty and change happening in the world right now, it is hard to not feel overwhelmed. So how do leaders, especially those that are new to their roles, navigate this shifting landscape and lead the process of change?

In this webinar, you will hear from a panel of nonprofit executives who will share their perspectives on the challenges presented by a change in leadership as well discuss the economic and social impact on each organization and how it is affecting fundraising and programming.

Jul 8, 2020 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Sean Kramer
Chief Executive Officer @Diabetes Research Institute Foundation
Sean Kramer, MBA, is the Chief Executive Officer of the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation. He brings to the DRIF more than two decades of proven fundraising success and a track record in achieving outstanding results for capital campaigns and other major development initiatives. Kramer has been a prominent fundraising leader for some of the most respected and highly recognized nonprofit organizations, particularly in the health area. He most recently was senior vice president and chief development officer for Parkinson's Foundation's Miami and New York offices, where he directed a nationwide development team and increased revenue almost 60% in two years.
Gary Z. Linnen
Chief Executive Officer @PeerForward
Gary Z. Linnen is the CEO of PeerForward following its original co-founders. Mr. Linnen has steered PeerForward’s programs for more than a decade, cultivating deep experience in youth development, program innovation, and organizational leadership. He has contributed to virtually every function of the organization, from designing and facilitating workshops for educators and students to fostering school, community, and funder partnerships and engaging program alumni. Mr. Linnen shaped PeerForward’s current model, which elevates PeerForward’s unique method of structuring and leveraging peer influence to achieve meaningful schoolwide outcomes. Independent research has found that the model has proven to result in up to 26% higher financial aid applications in partner schools than in similar schools without the program.
Stephen K. Orr
Co-founder and Managing Partner @Orr Group
As co-founder and Managing Partner of Orr Group, Steve has facilitated the growth and evolution of the firm to its current position as a national leader in the nonprofit consulting sector. Drawing on his investment banking and finance background, Steve brings a problem-solving approach, a focus on metrics, and an outcomes-driven perspective to the nonprofit sector. He is an expert fundraiser and enjoys sharing strategies and creating value with donors and partners, particularly with complex estate and planned gift opportunities. Steve is committed to enhancing philanthropy using innovative technologies and approaches developed in the business world to disrupt the established ways of working and encourage experimentation. Steve leads strategy and implementation teams for Orr Group’s partners, is the Managing Partner of the firm’s Executive Committee, and has served as the interim Executive Director for five nonprofit organizations, including Youth INC, which he founded in 1994.