Preserving the real places and the real stories of Texas.

Real Places 2019: Elements Of Successful Philanthropy

Building A Comprehensive And Sustainable Development Program

Pre-conference Workshop

Day/Time: Wednesday, January 16, 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Location: Barton Room, 4th Floor
Speakers: Anjali Kaul Zutshi, Friends of the Texas Historical Commission and Angela Reed, Texas Historical Commission

Registration Information
$99 with conference registration
$149 for the workshop only
Lunch included
Limited to 25 attendees

The world of nonprofit fundraising is highly competitive. With the call on donors’ dollars coming from multiple organizations, it's more important than ever for nonprofits to invest in building a strong development program that allows them to be sustainable and effective in delivering their mission for the long-term. Workshop attendees will hear about current trends in philanthropy, and will learn about the guiding principles, rules, and ethics of fundraising, as well as the importance and key elements of a development plan and how to build capacity for effective fundraising. Attendees will also learn about cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding individual donors, and developing annual fund and major gifts programs. Presenters will offer an in-depth look into the world of grants, foundations, and what makes a successful proposal package, arming participants with effective strategies for identifying the right foundation prospects and structuring powerful requests.

This workshop is part of the Friends of the Texas Historical Commission's Development Seminar Series:


Anjali Kaul Zutshi is executive director of the Friends of the Texas Historical Commission. An architect by training, she has more than 22 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, a significant portion in the field of conservation. She previously worked as an independent nonprofit consultant and prior to that for the Trust for Public Land. She has established a successful track record of working with nonprofits on building sustainability through effective management, and with funders on creating partnerships for effective mission support and delivery. Zutshi holds a graduate degree in Community and Regional Planning from the University of Texas at Austin and is a graduate of Leadership Austin. She serves on the boards of the Eanes Education Foundation and Eanes ISD District Leadership Team, and is an Advisory Council member for the Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life at UT-Austin.


Angela Reed is the Community Partnerships Coordinator for the Texas Historical Commission’s (THC) Historic Sites Division, where she consults with Friends organizations that support the agency’s statewide historic sites on local fundraising initiatives, board development, 501(c)3 requirements, and agency Memorandums of Agreement. With more than 15 years’ experience working in both the private nonprofit and public sectors, Angela’s experience includes being development manager for the Friends of the THC, grant writer for the historic Paramount Theater, program manager and interim executive director for Preservation Austin, program manager for CCC Legacy Parks of Texas Parks and Wildlife, and field coordinator for Volunteers for Educational and Social Services. She serves on the board of a local nonprofit, Partners for Educational, Agricultural and Sustainability (PEAS), and chairs the Preservation Committee of the South River City Neighborhood Association. Angela has a master’s degree in Humanities with a focus in History from New York University.