Creating a Vision and Cultivating the Ask

The Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands (PPCI) is excited to welcome Heather Kelsey, Director of Advancement, Latham Centers; Jack Kelly, Latham Board of Directors; Michael Lach, Executive Director, Harwich Conservation Trust; and Tom Evans, Harwich Conservation Trust President at our upcoming educational meeting! Please join us in-person on Wednesday, September 21st, 2022 at 8:30 a.m. at the Fishermen’s Alliance, Captain Harding House, 1566 Main Street in Chatham.

PPCI event Sept 21, 2022

Creating a Vision and Cultivating the Ask

Join us for a panel-style discussion focusing on key steps toward confidently and successfully soliciting donors—without anxiety! Guest panelists will share tips and best practices, based on real-life Cape experiences. Their combined wisdom will convey the importance of having a compelling case for support along with an authentic connection to the mission of your nonprofit organization. Attendees will learn how to build rapport with donors with intentional cultivation strategies while understanding the nuanced roles of nonprofit professionals, board volunteers and donors. Leave feeling more confident in building relationships with stronger foundations that lead to better timed donor asks.

This event is FREE to attend with advance registration for current PPCI members; and $35 per person for guests/non-members.

To attend this event, please register online via the link below. Seating is limited.

Register now for 9/21!

NOTE: If you renew your membership or join during registration of this event, you may register and attend as a PPCI member!

About Our Speakers

Heather Kelsey

Heather Kelsey

Heather Kelsey is Director of Advancement at Latham Centers in Brewster. She has worked in non-profit advancement and financial resource development for over 25 years. Heather holds a B.A in English from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Before relocating to Cape Cod in 2010, Heather worked in Boston at E.F. Foundation, Simmons University, Roxbury Comprehensive Community Health Center, and Hebrew Senior Life. In 2001 she launched an independent consulting business providing counsel in grant writing, special event fundraising, major gifts cultivation and solicitation, annual fundraising, and capital campaigns. In 2011, Heather served as the capital campaign consultant for the Cape Cod Community College Educational Foundation’s Dental Hygiene Clinic renovation campaign. Upon completing the campaign, Heather was hired as Director of Development at Harwich Junior Theater/Cape Cod Theater Company and returned to consulting in 2015, serving as Major Gifts consultant for Latham Centers’ Expanding Our Circle campaign for the Latham Community Center. In 2017, Heather joined the Latham staff as Director of Advancement.

Heather has been involved with several community groups, including the Annual Fund Committee for The Rectory School, as a Parent Agent for the Pomfret School, and the PPCI Philanthropy Day Planning Committee. She serves on the Board of the Brewster Chamber of Commerce. Heather Lives in Brewster with her husband and three children.

Jack Kelly

Jack Kelley

Jack Kelly has served on the Board of Directors for Latham Centers for over a decade. He holds an A.B. in Economics from Fairfield University and an MBA in Finance from New York University Graduate Business School.  After 30 years at Goldman Sachs, he retired as Managing Director in 2007.  Jack has extensive non-profit experience, including serving as a Trustee on Fairfield University and Christian Brothers Academy Board of Trustees.  Jack and his wife Jo-Ann currently live in Yarmouth Port, where they enjoy golfing and spending time with their son Drew, an adult resident at Latham.

Michael Lach

Michael Lach

Michael Lach was raised on the Cape and after seeing dramatic changes to natural lands, he started on a path of land preservation to help protect our shared sense of place.

Starting in 2000, he served five years as HCT’s Land Protection Specialist through The Compact of Cape Cod Conservation Trusts, which is a regional land trust service center that provides technical services for land trusts and towns to acquire, preserve, and manage open space across Cape Cod.

In 2005, after the HCT Trustees completed a strategic planning process over several months to enhance their land protection and land stewardship goals, they hired Michael as Executive Director to accelerate and expand land preservation and water resource protection efforts in Harwich.

Tom Evans

Tom Evans

Tom Evans’ career has played out in independent schools.  For the first ten years, he taught and was director of admission in a New England boarding school, then associate head in a day school for dyslexic children, and then field representative for the National Association of Independent Schools.  In 1980 he became head of Cape Cod Academy, a position he held for 26 years.  In 2006, he became a partner and then president of a national executive search and leadership firm serving independent schools nationally and abroad.  He has served on a a number of boards, including locally the Riverview School, the Cape Cod Foundation, and the Harwich Conservation Trust.  He is also on the board of trustees of the Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank, where he serves as Vice-Chair and Lead Director.  

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Thank you Sponsors! Brought to you in part by Cape Cod 5, Kelley Foundation, Inc., and the Cape Cod Healthcare Foundation.

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