2021 Programs

Mark Your Calendars for the Remaining 2021 Events

Friday, August 20, 2021 – Educational Event

Friday, October 15, 2021 – Educational Event

Friday, December 3, 2021 – Annual Meeting


AI and the Future of Generosity

Join us to learn how big data and artificial intelligence is helping solve the biggest challenges in the nonprofit sector.


Nathan Chappell, MBA, MNA, CFRE
Senior Vice President

DonorSearch Analytics

Nathan serves as Senior Vice President of DonorSearch Analytics. As a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE), he is regarded as a thought leader in the nonprofit industry and speaks frequently on the topic of precision philanthropy. In 2018, Nathan presented the first TEDx on the topic of artificial intelligence and the future of generosity. Nathan has served in a variety of nonprofit leadership positions for the past 20 years. Though his prior roles as Senior Vice President of Philanthropy at City of Hope, Assistant Vice Chancellor at UC San Diego and consultant with CCS Fundraising and Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Nathan has directly led fundraising teams that have generated more than $1 billion in philanthropic revenue.

Nathan holds a Master in Nonprofit Administration from University of Notre Dame, a master’s in business administration from University of Redlands, a certificate in International Economics from University of Cambridge, and a certificate in Artificial Intelligence from MIT Sloan School of Management.

FRIDAY, APRIL 16, 2021

Location: Via Zoom – Video Conference

Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (Pacific Time)

Fund Development Strategies for 2021

In this interactive workshop we will learn how to adapt our fundraising strategies to reach success under the current conditions. Learn what’s working and share best practices with your peers in this session encompassing both large and small organizations.


Eddie Thompson, PhD
Founder & CEO

Thompson & Associates

Dr. Eddie Thompson holds a Doctorate from Vanderbilt University. His doctoral dissertation was on successful fundraising methods. His academic achievements include two Master of Arts degrees, a Bachelor of Arts and an Associate of Fine Arts degree. He has served in many capacities with nonprofit organizations, including Assistant to the President, VP of Institutional Advancement, Director of Planned Giving and Chief Executive Officer.

Eddie is the Founder and CEO of Thompson & Associates, the nation’s premier charitable estate planning firm. Thompson’s innovative and proven process is engaging organizations and their donors nationwide. The Thompson & Associates’ team, consisting of over 49 attorneys and experienced professionals, help individuals and families plan to pass their assets to their family and to the organizations they support in a manner consistent with their values and objectives. This unique process resulted in the successful completion of estate plans that directed several billion dollars to charities and billions more to families.

This event has been pre-approved for 1.5 CEs from CFRE International.

Friday, June 18, 2021

Location: Via Zoom – Video Conference

Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (Pacific Time)

Registration: Click here to register for the event.

Deep Dive – Best Practices Working with Clinicians and Patients (families) within a Grateful Patient/Family Program

Join SCAHD in June to discuss grateful patient efforts, specifically working with clinicians, with an expert panel of proven high performing leaders/gift officers. The panel will discuss the challenges in working with physicians and nurses, how they navigated COVID with success, the new era of virtual donor meetings, aligning need to potential philanthropic opportunities, and much more. These two high achieving successful gift officers/leaders raise seven figures or more each year, so it will be worth you time to learn some of the tricks of the fundraising trade.


Linda Lotz
Chief Development Officer
Oncology at Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center

Linda Lotz is a seasoned, experienced, and successful fundraising professional. Currently serving as the Chief Development Officer for Oncology at Banner/MD Anderson Cancer Center just outside Phoenix, Arizona, Linda has spent her career on the frontline for philanthropy. She currently implements and manages campaigns/strategies for major gifts, annual gifts, corporate, foundation, and planned giving for Banner/MD Anderson. This includes overseeing the massive effort of grateful patient/clinician efforts for Banner/MD Anderson. Previous, Linda served as leader in the fundraising efforts at Seton Healthcare in Texas for nearly a decade, overseeing multiple hospitals philanthropic efforts. Linda is a proud graduate of Baylor University and was amongst the first to graduate from the Lily School of Philanthropy at IUPUI with her certificate of fundraising management.


Cortney DeLotto
Philanthropy Gift Officer
Marian Medical Center

Cortney Delotto is a philanthropy officer for major gifts at Marian Medical Center and Arroyo Grande Hospital. Over the past 3 years at Marian and AG, she has developed a reputation for delivering results by developing a pipeline and successful major gift results ($1M+ annually) from scratch. Doing so has taken great effort in building deep and impactful relationships with physicians to allow her pipeline to grow into the robust and consistent operation it is today. Prior, Cortney worked at the Ronald McDonald House Charities in Southern California as the Major Gifts Manager, overseeing the major gifts program of multiple Houses. Cortney has also traveled worldwide teaching English, especially so in South Korea of several years. Cortney obtained her bachelor’s degree from Fordham and has a master’s degree from King’s College of London.

This event has been pre-approved for 1.5 CEs from CFRE International.