Building Your Fundraising Team

Apr 16, 2024 9:00AM—10:30AM


The Jessie 40 E. Adams St Jacksonville, FL 32202

Cost $40 for Nonprofit Center Members; $60 for non-members

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Who is on your fundraising team? Everyone! Fundraising is a team effort, from staff members to the Executive Director to Board Members. You are not alone in this! Learn how to create a culture of philanthropy within your organization by showing the entire team how they can play a role. Walk away with techniques for building your team, no matter what their role, and converting them into fundraisers for your organization!

We are excited to welcome Courtney Weatherby-Hunter, Senior Fund Development Director for the Jacksonville Public Education Fund for this engaging and actionable session!

In addition, this session will include a panel of local experts in the field. We welcome panelists:

  • Ernie Hamilton, Senior Executive Director, Children’s Home Society of Florida

  • Samantha D’Agostino, MBA, Director, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, President Elect for the Association of Fundraising Professionals FL, First Coast Chapter

  • Emily Williamson, Regional Manager of Community Engagement, Children’s Home Society of Florida

  • Brian Crooke, Vice President/Commercial Banking at SouthState Bank, Board Chair, Children’s Home Society of Florida – Greater Northeast Florida

Weatherby Hunter, Courtney HeadshotAbout our Presenter: Courtney is a Jacksonville native who has worked as a fundraiser for 15 years. With a passion for child advocacy, Courtney brings a comprehensive and forward-thinking outlook to her development role as she started her career on the front-lines of child welfare. She has worked for various local and national nonprofits including We Care Jacksonville, Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida, the American Lung Association and Children’s Home Society of Florida.

Since becoming a fundraiser, she has formed lasting relationships with individuals, corporations and foundations, as well as built successful development and engagement teams, resulting in more than $10 million in donations, gifts and grants.

Courtney is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Vice Chair for the Public Service Grants Council with the City of Jacksonville, Steering Committee Member of the Women’s Giving Alliance (WGA), board member of At The Table, and a graduate of the Leadership Jacksonville Class of 2020. She lives in San Marco with her husband and two dogs.

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