Cherian Koshy

Arts, Cultural & Heritage Fundraising Virtual Summit 2020

Cherian Koshy
Des Moines Performing Arts

Cherian Koshy is a Certified Fund Raising Executive and AFP Master Trainer with more than twenty years of experience in a variety of non­profits where he has successfully helped organizations connect thousands of donors to causes they care about and raising tens of millions of dollars from foundations, governments, businesses, and individuals in the process. He currently serves as the Director of Development at Des Moines Performing Arts, one of the nation's premier arts organizations. As a member of the advisory panel for Rogare: The Fundraising Think Tank, he has written a number of articles and contributed to a number of papers on fundraising ethics, professional development, and philanthropy in the US. He is a co-founder of the Des Moines Fundraising Institute, a non-profit designed to instruct fundraisers on best practices. Nationally, he serves as a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals External Relations and Professional Development Divisions as well as a regular presenter at the AFP International Conference and regional workshops on fundraising.

After the interval: are our futures different?

The pandemic has affected different parts of our sector in different ways. Some of us will be welcoming back audiences sooner rather than later. Some of us have already managed to pivot our activities online.How will this affect the fundraising activities and strategies of different parts of our sector? Join a panel of experts from across the world to explore key findings from the ‘After The Interval’ research, and see how your part of our ecosystem might be affected longer term.