About the Institute

kepatmeretezes_hu_32_LeadershipGiftSchoolThe Institute for Philanthropic Leadership is dedicated to helping nonprofit professionals learn to secure leadership gifts that can transform their organizations and communities.

In Charlotte, nonprofits rely too heavily on corporate support, which accounts for only 6% of all giving in the U.S., and receive only a small share of their support from individual donors, who account for nearly 90% of all giving throughout the U.S.

The Institute advances philanthropy through the Leadership Gift School, an eight-month course for nonprofit executive directors and development directors that immerses them in the theory and practice of leadership giving, while also providing hands-on advice on how to move prospects towards a gift.