Development Training

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Our training series includes development workshops and one-hour webinars that help nonprofit leaders and staff learn how to secure better philanthropic support and sustainably achieve their mission. Our sessions are suited for organizations large and small from any discipline.

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Learn From Past Sessions

Explore our archived webinars to learn from past sessions.

Friends in High Places: Navigating Friends Group Partnerships

In this webinar, Angela Reed discusses how to build a strong partnership framework and why that framework is vital to both the Friends Group and the organization they support.

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Together in the Sandbox: Board and Staff Relationships

This webinar focuses on the relationships between nonprofit boards and staff in three different situations: a traditional nonprofit with staff, a public agency, and an all-volunteer board.

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Follow-up Blog Post with Q&A

Best Practices for the Nonprofit World

Learn best practices for building and maintaining the health of a nonprofit as related to board governance and development, sound administration, financial management, and fundraising.


Grant Evaluation: Setting Goals and Measuring Impact

In this webinar, Anjali Zutshi shares the why and how of evaluation in a grant process. Learn how to set goals, measure impact, and effectively present impact to funders.


A Case Study in Creating a Successful Case Statement

In this webinar, fundraiser Anjali Zutshi provides guidelines for developing a solid case statement to better position your organization’s efforts to build financial support.

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COVID-19 Resources for Texas Museums

Learn about programming and funding opportunities, resources, and assistance available for museums trying to recalibrate efforts to make it out of the pandemic.


Meet Your Presenters

Katie Cukerbaum

Development Manager, Friends of the Texas Historical Commission

Katie has been our Development Manager since 2017. Before joining our team, she worked as Executive Director of the Texas House Democratic Campaign Committee for five years and as Community Outreach Director for an Austin-area nonprofit for two years. She is also a former board member of the Texas Democracy Foundation, the parent Board of The Texas Observer publication. In her current role, Katie focuses on grant writing, major gift fundraising, and donor relations. She also manages our Annual Fund Program, is the research guru for our development office, and manages all aspects of our communications. Katie received her BA in anthropology from the University of Texas at Austin and a Certificate in Current Affairs Fundraising: Crisis Management from the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.

Angela Reed

Community Partnerships Coordinator, Texas Historical Commission

Angela helps nonprofit Friends Group organizations navigate fundraising, strategic planning, board development, 501(c)3 requirements, and agency policies. Angela has worn many fundraising-related hats in her career of almost 20 years. She served as a historian with Texas Parks and Wildlife’s Historic Sites Program, Program Director and Interim Executive Director for Preservation Austin, and Development Manager for the historic Paramount Theatre and us before accepting her current position. Angela is also a devoted community volunteer as Chair of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee and member of the Preservation Committee of her neighborhood association. In the past, she was also a Board Chair for Partners for Education, Agriculture, and Sustainability (PEAS) as it grew from a fledgling nonprofit to a fully funded organization. Angela holds a master’s in humanities and public history from New York University; a bachelor’s in sociology from St. Edward’s University; and a Certificate in Training, Consulting, and Facilitation from the Center for New Leadership, Marlboro College.

Anjali Kaul Zutshi, CFRM

Executive Director, Friends of the Texas Historical Commission
Chief Development Officer, Texas Historical Commission

Anjali leads our fundraising efforts and has over 26 years of experience in the non-profit sector related to fundraising, strategic planning, program development, and non-profit management. She spent almost 12 years with the Trust for Public Land, a national land conservation organization, building the Texas development program, coordinating capital campaigns, and working on municipal public funding measures. Then, she ran a fundraising consulting business for nine years, working with land conservation organizations, children and youth, and aging service nonprofits before joining the THC in 2016. Anjali has a successful track record helping nonprofits build sustainability through effective management and funders build partnerships for mission support and delivery. Anjali is also a graduate of Leadership Austin and a community volunteer, serving as a member of the Advisory Council for the Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life at the University of Texas and a board member of Indie Meme. She has also served on the Boards of the Eanes Education Foundation, the Eanes ISD’s District Leadership Team, the Open Door Preschool in Austin, and the Environmental Support Center in Washington DC. Anjali holds a graduate degree in Community and Regional Planning from the University of Texas, a Certificate in Fundraising Management (CFRM), and a Certificate in Current Affairs Fundraising: Crisis Management from the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.