The Gracious Decline
How to be responsive but stay strategic! You can avoid saying yes to requests that take you off course, but still be service-minded, offer solutions and be helpful to your constituents and colleagues. Learn tips and tools you can use to stay focused on what matters to you, your shop and your institution.
Janet B. Cady, Executive Partner, BWF
A leader in healthcare philanthropy for more than 25 years, Jan Cady's expertise encompasses board development and engagement, major gift and campaign strategy, foundation modeling, and executive coaching for chief development officers in complex medical systems. Jan's clients include Boston Children's, Boston Medical Center, and Wisconsin Children's Hospital, Milwaukee. Passionate about healthcare and research, her former clients include Atlanta Children's, Children's National Medical Center, UC San Diego Health Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine, Colorado Children's, Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health, Johns Hopkins All Children's and St. Louis Children's.
A trailblazer in hospital philanthropy, Cady has been a frequent speaker at national conferences including the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), and the Woodmark Group (top 25 North American children's hospitals). Jan chaired the inaugural Children's Hospital Institute for AHP and is a founding board member and former chair of the Woodmark Group.
Cady is a member of the board of trustees, Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital, St. Petersburg, FL. She is a member of the International Women's Forum (IWF) and currently vice president, IWF FL Suncoast board.
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