• WHAT: The Heyman Center and the School of Continuing and Professional Studies (SCPS) at New York University welcomes the public to attend a Conversation with Gisela Keller about the challenges of international fundraising and what strategies international organizations can use to overcome these challenges. As traditionally generous welfare states like Germany, France, England, and Italy, as well as Singapore, Japan, and others cut back on public spending, directors of arts, health, and social service agencies are being advised to “explore private sources”. Guest speaker and SCPS global philanthropy instructor Gisela Keller will discuss international fundraising and philanthropy topics. She will address these questions of: how does one launch a fundraising campaign when there is no database, experienced development staff, alumni network, wealth screening tools, little evaluation, and hardly a culture of philanthropy? This is the situation many organizations abroad have faced when embarking on fundraising efforts.
  • WHO: Those interested in being part of a behind-the-scenes discussion on the challenges of international fundraising.

This free event is offered through The George H. Heyman, Jr. Center for Philanthropy and Fundraising at NYU.

Gisela Keller,
adjunct instructor at NYU’s George H. Heyman, Jr. Center for Philanthropy and Fundraising and Senior Consultant for London-based Brakeley, Ltd. Fundraising and Management Consultants. Ms. Keller will be teaching Global Philanthropy, a course offered at NYU-SCPS in the Spring of 2007.

Naomi Levine, chair and executive director, NYU’s George H. Heyman, Jr. Center for Philanthropy and Fundraising and former senior vice president for external affairs at NYU. Ms. Levine will be teaching How to Be a Successful Fundraiser, a fundraising seminar offered at NYU-SCPS on December 9.

  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: To register for this Conversation and to register for the courses taught by Gisela Keller and Naomi Levine, please e-mail or call 212-998-6770.
  • WHEN: Tuesday, December 5, 2006 from 12 pm - 2 pm
  • WHERE: NYU Midtown Center at 11 West 42nd Street, Gural Conference Room, 4th Floor
  • MEDIA CONTACT: For press inquiries only, please contact Carmen Tong at 212-992-9103 / or Ken Brown at 212-998-9119 /

Press Contacts

Ken Brown
Ken Brown
(212) 998-9119
Cheryl Feliciano
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(212) 998-6865