January 25, 2023 – Annual Meeting & Presentation: Fablanthropy

January 25, 2023 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Mary Free Bed Hospital Foundation
350 Lafayette Ave. SE
Grand Rapids
MI 49503
Jeanna Post


8:30 AM – 9:00 AM: Registration & Breakfast

8:45 AM – 9:00 AM: Annual WMPGG Meeting

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM: Fablanthropy Presentation


Lisa M. Chmiola, , MS, CFRE, Founder & Chief Fablanthropist, Fablanthropy

Lisa has more than 20 years of professional philanthropic development experience. An unexpected layoff led her to make her dream of serving as a consultant to colleagues a reality. Her experience includes working with organizations in the education, healthcare, religious, and cultural sectors. She’s served as an active volunteer for a variety of nonprofit organizations for more than 35 years, starting as a Girl Scout in elementary school (and cookie seller supreme!). Currently, Lisa is actively involved with the Association of Fundraising Professionals (both Global committees and the Baton Rouge Chapter), and the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners (board member 2021-2023). She’s also a Junior League of Lafayette sustainer and a graduate of several leadership development programs. An AFP Master Trainer since 2014, Lisa has presented at four AFP International Conferences, and a variety of AFP and other industry association regional conferences, chapter meetings, and webinars. She also serves as an adjunct instructor in the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Department of Communication, and has previously taught for Rice University’s Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership. Additionally, she has co-authored several pieces for AFP’s Advancing Philanthropy magazine. Prior to her philanthropic career, Lisa worked in public relations, and as a reporter/copy editor for the Houston Chronicle.

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