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Webinar: From Crisis Crucible to Program Growth: Partnerships That Raise Long-Term Support
Thursday, October 27, 2022, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM CDT
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From Crisis Crucible to Program Growth: Partnerships That Raise Long-Term Support
Chad McEachern and 
Susan Raymond, Ph.D.

Date: Thursday, October 27, 2022

Time: 12:30 p.m. CT

COVID-19 continues to leave its scars - on people, on families, on institutions, and on nations. Ramping up fundraising to respond to such a crisis has been essential. But the key is strategy that will turn that necessary response into an equally necessary long-term opportunity for program growth. Edmundite Missions did just that with COVID, raising money in the crisis moment for digital support to impoverished students forced into distance learning, and then turning it into the opportunity for a new and long-term programmatic commitment to education. The key is not simply the "ask." The key is a deep and trusting relationship between fundraisers and program managers. This session will begin with the story, but will center on small group problem-solving using an original case written by the Missions to spark creative strategy that builds programs in the crucible of crisis. 

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McEachern-ChadChad McEachern serves as President and CEO of the Edmundite Missions, a Catholic poverty services organization founded in Selma, Alabama, in 1937. Chad joined the Missions in 2008 and became its first lay President in 2012.  He is a former Chair of the National Catholic Development Conference, and currently serves as Trustee of National Catholic Community Foundation; Trustee of St. Michael's College (VT);Chairman of the Board of the Wallace Community College Foundation; and Chairman of the Steering Committee of the U.S. Attorney’s Weed and Seed Committee for Dallas County. Chad has received numerous national and local awards and recognition for his work in Catholic philanthropy and innovative approach to poverty services. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from St. Michael’s College; studied theology at Saint Bonaventure University and Washington Theological Union; and earned a certificate in Catholic non-profit management and leadership from Notre Dame University.

Raymond-SusanSusan Raymond, Ph.D., is Chief Innovation Officer and Vice President of Program Integration at Edmundite Missions, and Chief Operating Officer of Edmundite Missions Enterprises, the social enterprise arm of the Missions. She has held positions with the New York Academy of Sciences, where she founded the public policy program; The World Bank; and the U.S. Agency for International Development. In February of 2011, Women United in Philanthropy honored Susan with the Women in Excellence and Achievement Award. In September 2014, she received the John and Patty Noel Humanitarian Award for her work in global health and development. Susan received an Agency Commendation from the U.S. Agency for International Development for her work in Eastern Europe.  In 2012, the Director of the National Science Foundation appointed her to the Board of the Civilian Research and Development Foundation. In 2014, she was appointed by the National Academy of Sciences to an organizing committee for a national survey of research and development in the nonprofit sector. She is a faculty lecturer at Columbia University’s Institute of Human Nutrition. In 2022, she received the Caritas Award for her work in nutrition in Alabama from the Catholic Development Council.  She holds her Ph.D. in economics and public health from the Johns Hopkins University.


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