Interview with Tycely Williams CFRE

Chief Development Officer at America’s Promise Alliance; The Global Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Access Chair at AFP Global

Give your development team the right ingredients to amplify your nonprofit's message

For 20+ years, Tycely Williams has negotiated investments of more than $100 million dollars for social good and is currently the Chief Development Officer at America’s Promise Alliance. Prior to this role, Tycely advanced philanthropy as Vice President of Development for YWCA USA, as the Chief Development Officer for the American Red Cross National Capital Region, and as an Association Director of Major Gifts for the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington.

Interview with Tycely Williams CFRE

Chief Development Officer at America’s Promise Alliance; The Global Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Access Chair at AFP Global

Give your development team the right ingredients to amplify your nonprofit's message

For 20+ years, Tycely Williams has negotiated investments of more than $100 million dollars for social good and is currently the Chief Development Officer at America’s Promise Alliance. Prior to this role, Tycely advanced philanthropy as Vice President of Development for YWCA USA, as the Chief Development Officer for the American Red Cross National Capital Region, and as an Association Director of Major Gifts for the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington.

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Summary of interview with Tycely Williams CFRE

Section 1: Introduction and prior fundraising experience
  • Reflecting on the beginning of Tycely Williams’ fundraising career and key lessons learnt
  • What stands out to Tycely as a successful fundraising campaign to be part of and what went into making this a success
  • Reflecting on a fundraising initiative that didn’t go to plan and what Tycely learnt from that experience

 

Section 2: Chief Development Office at America’s Promise Alliance
  • What the Chief Development Officer role entails at America’s Promise Alliance
  • What’s largely contributed to the success of fundraising at America’s Promise Alliance
  • What mistakes Tycely commonly sees other fundraising teams make
  • An example of how the fundraising and development team at America’s Promise Alliance has innovated during Covid-19

 

Section: Leadership and team culture
  • The type of team culture that Tycely is looking to build at America’s Promise Alliance
  • Get an insight into Tycely’s leadership style and leadership traits

 

Section 4: Ageism, sexism and racism within nonprofits
  • Tycely addresses the important issue of combating ageism, sexism and racism within nonprofit organisations
  • How nonprofits can better see how these issues exist within their nonprofit organisation
  • How nonprofits can take steps to create a more diverse work culture and the benefits of this

 

Section 5: Professional development for fundraisers
  • Tycely’s roles serving on the board for the Nonprofit Alliance and AFP Global as the Global Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Access Chair
  • Tycely’s advice to aspiring fundraising leaders to have a successful career
  • Tycely’s goals in the next 5 – 10 years
  • Tycely’s final advice to inspire and fulfil fundraisers

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