May Professional Development Program

Wed, May 15
11:45 am - 1:30 pm
Renaissance Asheville Hotel

May 15 | The Return On Investment of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Non-profit Organizations

In business ROI, or Return on Investment is a measurement of the gain or loss generated on an investment relative to the amount of money invested. As we all work to address the challenges and hard questions that are often associated with Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in society as a whole but more specifically in the fundraising and nonprofit space, Carla Willis will share information, data and examples related to the positive impact or, ROI on diversity, equity and inclusion in non-profit fundraising.

Carla Willis is an advancement thought leader with over 25 years of experience in the profession. Most recently, she served as the Vice Chancellor for University Advancement and Executive Director of the Foundation at the University of North Carolina – Asheville. She is founder and principal of Willis Development and Communications Associates.

Carla is a long serving member of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE.) She served as a member of the CASE Commission on Philanthropy; in 2007 was selected as one of 20 international participants in the CASE Minority Advancement Institute; is a former Board Member of CASE District V and former chair of the District V Committee on Equity (COE). She is a frequent faculty member for CASE and recently served as a faculty member for the inaugural CASE VP Boot Camp for New Vice Presidents.