Philanthropy Partners of the Cape & Islands announces Abbie J. von Schlegell as Annual Meeting Keynote Speaker

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The Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands has announced that Abbie J. von Schlegell, CFRE, will be the featured keynote speaker of its annual meeting. A nationally recognized development professional and consultant, von Schlegell will speak on Nonprofit Board Development at the PPCI annual meeting to be held Tuesday, January 23 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Cape Codder Resort, 1225 Iyannough Road, Hyannis.
In 2007, Ms. von Schlegell founded her own advancement consulting firm, a. von schlegell & co, in Williamstown, Massachusetts, which she founded in 2007. In 2013, Abbie was named a BoardSource Certified Governance Trainer. von Schlegell’s PPCI keynote will address many hot button topics on nonprofit board development including:

  • What makes for a high performing board?
  • What must be considered to build one?
  • What are considered best practices for orienting and training new board members?

The luncheon is free to current PPCI members while non-members are welcome with an advance $35 paid registration fee. To register for the luncheon please email or register online at Deadline for registration is Friday, January 19, 2018.
More about Abbie J. von Schlegell
Abbie J. von Schlegell has been in the development field for over 40 years, as a consultant for about half of her career with several national firms, and as a senior development officer with four institutions. She has held key development positions at Stanford University, where she was the Major Gifts director for Silicon Valley and at The University of Chicago in major gifts, capital campaigns and donor relations. Abbie also was the Chief Development Officer for the Shakespeare Theatre in Washington, D.C. and for Enterprise Community Partners in Columbia, MD. She is currently a Certified Governance Trainer with BoardSource in addition to her own work with clients.
Ms. von Schlegell served as the editor of the first book on women’s philanthropy, Women as Donors, Women as Philanthropists, published by Jossey Bass in 1993. The book is a best-selling handbook about women and their relationships with giving and philanthropy. She has spoken widely on this important subject, written numerous articles and continued research in the field in various capacities.
More about Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands
The purpose of Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands is to encourage charitable giving; promote cooperation and foster a better understanding among professional charitable gift planners; and further the education and capabilities of its Members, the professional community and the general public in all aspects of development including charitable gift planning. Governed and operated by an-all-volunteer, community-based board of directors, Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands is a local chapter of the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners. Philanthropy Day 2018 is slated for October 30 at the Resort and Conference Center of Hyannis. Learn more at

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