Abila-Sponsored “Donor-Centered Leadership” Book Tour to Stop in Washington, D.C.

Author Penelope Burk to share research and best practices to help non-profits and associations overcome high staff turnover rates

AUSTIN, TEXAS, April 22, 2014 – Abila, a leading provider of software solutions dedicated to serving dynamic nonprofit organizations, membership associations, higher education institutions and government agencies, today announced that Penelope Burk’s Donor-Centered Leadership book tour will stop in Washington D.C. on April 24, 2014. Abila has partnered with local Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) chapters in Chicago, New York City, Washington, D.C., and Austin, Tex., as well as Greenlights in Austin, to sponsor the tour based on Burk’s latest book where she tackles one of the most frustrating and costly challenges faced by nonprofits and associations today – the high turnover rate of staff and the financial toll involved.


Working closely with Cygnus Applied Research, Inc., a research-based fundraising consulting firm servicing the charitable sector, Abila and AFP are bringing renowned author Penelope Burk to share the results of her latest research conducted with over 12,000 development professionals, CEOs, Board members and donors.

Donor-Centered Leadership offers winning strategies to slow the early exodus of nonprofits and associations’ development staff. Burk presents a strong case based on her extensive research, to focus CEOs’ and board members’ attention on their core duty to unleash their philanthropic efforts on a whole new level.


Thursday, April 24, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.


1111 North Capitol St., NE, Studio 1
Washington, District of Columbia 20002


Please email or call Maribel Lopez, PAN Communications to be registered as press.

For more information, please visit: http://afpdc.afpnet.org/event/EventDetail.cfm?EventID=125988

For more information about Penelope Burk, Cygnus Applied Research, Inc. and their research, visit:

About Abila

Abila with Avectra, now an Abila company, serves strategic leaders and managers in dynamic nonprofit organizations, associations and government agencies with comprehensive membership management SaaS and software solutions. Organizations trust Abila to simplify and streamline accounting, donor and grant management and large scale fundraising processes so they can perform their best work and focus on delivering their unique mission. For Abila, it’s personal and backed by a team with more than 50 years of experience dedicated to helping organizations achieve their vision. For more information, please visit www.abila.com.

Media Contact:
Maribel Lopez
PAN Communications