ALA students can earn a maximum of five credits through webinars, though students are welcome to view as many as they choose.

This webinar originally aired on September 28th, 2017

Nonprofit think tanks are dependent upon the generous support of donors to accomplish their mission. Fundraising efforts must go hand in hand with effective planning and project implementation. Despite its vital nature, many think tanks struggle to identify, cultivate, and successfully pitch high-level donors — the type of donors who will invest in the think tank’s vision and provide the transformational gifts that could help create real impact.

During this very special webinar, Michael Carnuccio, President and CEO of E Foundation for Oklahoma, will share his time-tested strategies for effectively cultivating supporters of your work. Carnuccio specializes in connecting inspired philanthropists with ideas and organizations that can make a difference, and in this webinar, he’ll share all he’s learned, from identifying potential supporters, to cultivating a relationship, preparing a pitch, and closing the ask.

If you are the CEO of a think tank, or working in development, you won’t want to miss this hands-on and practical session.

Michael Carnuccio serves as the president and CEO of the E Foundation for Oklahoma, a multi-million dollar, vision-based, non-profit organization operating the donor-owner model of strategic planning and leveraged investment in public policy. In November of 2015, Michael launched the JTK Group, LLC, a strategic leadership firm that influences assets for strategic results, where he provides deliberate partnerships for capital generation and leadership coaching in the areas of fundraising, personal growth, and team management.

In 2012, Carnuccio founded the Liberty Foundation of America with two matching $150,000 lead gifts and served in the capacity of President until 2016. After creating and hosting a weekly Sunday morning discussion program that aired in the Oklahoma City media market, Michael helped launch MiddleGround Media Group, a nonprofit journalism enterprise that includes radio broadcast, online, and investigative journalism. Previously, Carnuccio served as President of the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs (OCPA) from 2010 through 2015. When Carnuccio began, OCPA was a greater than $900,000 organization with five employees; when he stepped down, the enterprise exceeded $6,000,000, housing multiple organizations and a campus that included the 7,000 sq. ft. Advance Center for Free Enterprise multi-purpose event facility.

Carnuccio is a member of Club 29 Rotary, the Downtown Club of Oklahoma City, SALLT Class IV, and a RightOnCrime signatory. He currently serves on the national Board of Directors for both Operation Homefront and the Fairness Center, the Board of Directors for the E Foundation for Oklahoma, the Cavett Kids Foundation and the Oklahoma Scholarship Fund, and the Board of Trustees for SALLT.

Michael received both his B.A. in Broadcast Journalism and M.A. in Political Science from Oklahoma State University, where he later served as adjunct faculty in the Department of Political Science. He lives in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, with his wife, Kayla, and their children, Joseph, Thomas and Kathryn.