Morgan Stanley Hosts Nonprofit Fundraising Expert Robert I. Evans For Exclusive Event

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March’s Roundtable Discussion Focuses on Religion and Philanthropy

Robert I Evans - EHL Consulting Group

Robert I Evans - EHL Consulting Group

There are critical implications for religious leaders, who must become fundraising advocates for their organizations if they want to see any charitable growth in their sector.

Robert I. Evans, Founder and Managing Director of the Philadelphia fundraising firm The EHL Consulting Group, will join the Morgan Stanley Wealth Management team in New York City to lead a special roundtable discussion on the critical implications for religious nonprofit organizations, including houses of worship of all denominations, based on the results of Giving USA’s 2011 findings and coupled with information from other recent trend analyses and reports.

The invitation-only roundtable discussion, “Religion and Philanthropy: How Do Religious Leaders Influence Giving?” will be held on Tuesday, March 5th from 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management on West 52nd Street in New York City. The first half hour will be dedicated to nonprofit networking, and there will be an open-forum question and answer session following the discussion. This exclusive event is designed for regional and national philanthropists, nonprofit leaders, and religious professionals, and promises to be an eye-opening event on the future of philanthropy.

“For the first time in many years, giving to religious organizations decreased in 2011…and 2012 doesn’t look much better,” notes Mr. Evans. “Houses of worship and religious institutions have historically been the largest recipient of Americans’ generosity, but they are now being passed over by donors who are increasingly focused on secular causes.”

“If donors are becoming increasingly dedicated to supporting nonprofits that provide education and social services, what does this mean for fundraising professionals working with houses of worship?” Mr. Evans questions. “There are critical implications for religious leaders, who must become fundraising advocates for their organizations if they want to see any charitable growth in their sector.”

The EHL Consulting Group is a nonprofit fundraising consultant firm located in suburban Philadelphia, and is one of only 38 fundraising management firms that belong to the Giving Institute. Founded in 1991, the Philadelphia fundraising firm guides nonprofit organizations across the United States and around the world in understanding and implementing the most effective ways to raise money and sustain support. For more information visit http://www.ehlconsulting.com

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