Presentation Topics

Dave and Lisa are highly sought-after nonprofit presenters

Social Media and Communications

Social media is more than just Facebook and Twitter. Our social media presentations will allow you to learn how to use social media to enhance your fundraising and communications efforts.

Ethics and Fundraising

As social media use increases, the amount of information at our fingertips is greater than ever. Your group will learn how to navigate the ethical fundraising implications as a result of this presentation.

Planned Giving and Major Gifts

Major Gifts and Planned Giving are at the top of the donor pyramid. Learn how to enhance your major gift and planned giving efforts from two who have been there, done that.

About Teach Philanthropy

Philanthropy is voluntary action for the public good.
Not your average fundraisers

Dave and Lisa started presenting together in 2012. Since that time, they have presented all over North America on various fundraising topics. They have also published articles in various publications such as Advancing Philanthropy and NTEN's Changes magazine. Additionally, they have provided advice on fundraising topics for a variety of fundraising professionals and organizations. Bring Dave and Lisa to speak to your own organization.

Some places Dave and Lisa have spoken include

AFP International Conference (San Francisco, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, San Antonio, San Diego, and Vancouver), AFP Arizona Statewide Conference, AFP Brandywine National Philanthropy Day Conference, AFP DFW Philanthropy in Action Conference, AFP Greater Houston Chapter, AFP New Jersey Conference on Philanthropy, AFP Northeast Ohio Chapter – Career Success Institute, AFP Permian Basin, AFP San Antonio Chapter, AFP Southwest Louisiana Chapter, AFP Western PA Chapter, Allegheny County Library Association, Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management, CASE District IV Conference, TechNow Conference, Ask the Experts Conference, Emerging Philanthropy Conference, Arc of the US National Convention, Summer Leadership Institute of the National Conference of Executives, 14th Annual Gulf Coast Regional Gift Planning Conference – Planned Giving Council of Houston, VASP and WAVA Volunteer Leadership Conference, AFP International Webinar series, Alliance for Strong Families and Communities webinar, Westmoreland County Library Association, Pennsylvania Conference of Executives of the Arc of PA, Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management at Robert Morris University, and the Chronicle of Philanthropy webinar series.

Some upcoming speeches

AFP Northeastern PA, AFP Permian Basin, YNPNPgh, Ohio Association for Healthcare Philanthropy/Health Philanthropy Services Group Conference, Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management


Combined, Dave & Lisa have 40+ years of nonprofit experience, 3 graduate degrees, and 2 AFP Master Trainer certificates

Dave Tinker, CFRE

Principal & Co-Founder
Dave began fundraising in 1990. He has worked in development at education, health, and human service nonprofits. In addition to raising funds and teaching technology, he volunteers as a youth softball coach. Contact Dave to see why he was named to the inaugural class of Distinguished Fellows of AFP

Lisa Chmiola, CFRE

Principal & Co-Founder
Lisa got her start in nonprofits in 2001. She’s worked in education, health and community nonprofits. Share a document with her and her days as a copy editor might resurface. In 2015, Lisa founded