About the Speakers: Attracting Gifts from DAFs: How Charities Do It.
Chief Development Officer
Josephine Everly has more than 20 years of fundraising experience at Catholic universities, community foundations, medical schools, and hospitals. As head of development at the Leadership Roundtable, she oversees efforts to secure philanthropic gifts and grants to advance the mission and programs of the nonprofit, which works to improve operations of the Catholic church in the United States. Everly received her master’s degree in philanthropy and development from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota, where she is an adjunct instructor. She also is certified as a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy. Everly also is founding president of #iGiveCatholic, a crowdfunding event held each Giving Tuesday.
Senior Director of Donor Relations
University of Alaska Foundation
Tlisa Northcutt has more than 20 years of fundraising experience at colleges and community nonprofits. She ensures a coordinated and collaborative approach to donor relations at the University of Alaska Foundation, which solicits and manages gifts to support the college's three separately accredited campuses. Previously Northcutt directed fundraising and donor relations at the University of Alaska in Anchorage. She was named “Outstanding Professional in Philanthropy” by the Association of Fundraising Professionals Alaska Chapter in 2014 and college “Fund Raiser of the Year” in 2015 by the National Association of Athletic Development Directors. Northcutt is cofounder of the Alaska Women's Giving Circle, board chair for the Alaska Children's Trust, and a board member of several other charities.
Chief Development Officer
St. Labre Indian School
Rachel currently serves as the Chief Development Officer for St. Labre Indian School, an educational organization that cares for Northern Cheyenne and Crow children. She oversees all fundraising, including direct-response, major, and planned giving, on several communication channels. She has been with St. Labre for nearly 13 years and previously was director of direct-response fundraising. Before her nonprofit career began, Rachel worked in the financial and insurance industries.
Chronicle of Philanthropy
Eden Stiffman is a senior editor covering nonprofit trends and fundraising for the Chronicle. She has written about philanthropic initiatives at major companies like Amazon; hate groups with tax-exempt status; the evolution of charity watchdogs; and profiles of women leading some of the largest charities. She previously spent two years in Silicon Valley as an editor at Stanford Social Innovation Review. Eden started her journalism career as a local news reporter at The Dallas Morning News.