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Why & How Donors Give in Florida

Charlie Imbergamo

Who is giving in Florida, how are they giving and what motivates them to donate to nonprofits? Find out in this free on-demand video where the Florida Nonprofit Alliance presents detailed findings from its Giving in Florida research.

Giving in Florida, the first research of its kind in Florida, is a joint venture between Florida Nonprofit Alliance, the Jessie Ball duPont Fund, and the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. This research aims to increase the understanding of philanthropy and provide the region’s nonprofit sector, donors and policymakers with valuable research to understand the motives behind charitable giving behavior.

After watching this video, you will:

  • Understand how and why Floridians give back, including specific giving information for the Central West region of Florida, the five-county Tampa Bay area, and some specific information on Hillsborough County
  • Know more about how giving and volunteering patterns change with different donor demographics and how to better connect with a wider range of donors
  • Identify areas of opportunity to enhance your fundraising and donor engagement efforts

Resources Shared in the Webinar

About the Presenter

Leah McDermott

Leah conducts and facilitates trainings on various topics, including board governance and engagement, advocacy, starting a nonprofit organization, and trends in the nonprofit sector. She has served on boards for organizations in various locations worldwide. She has worked at the Nonprofit Center of Northeast Florida, the American Cancer Society, the Alliance for World Class Education, and many other nonprofits in a consulting capacity.

Leah Donelan McDermott is the program manager for Florida Nonprofit Alliance. Leah has been working and volunteering in the nonprofit sector for 20 years. She specializes in helping organizations grow their capacity to meet their mission through training, leadership development, strategic thinking and planning, research and processes and procedures implementation.

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Charlie Imbergamo


A committed lifelong learner and a genuinely curious people-person, Charlie Imbergamo has 30 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, primarily serving in the education and pastoral ministry fields before transitioning to a career in capacity building, training and development. He was appointed the Nonprofit Leadership Center’s CEO in July 2023 after serving as director of strategic programs.

Before joining the Nonprofit Leadership Center, Charlie served as the founding president and CEO of the first Cristo Rey Network School in Florida, a college preparatory high school and corporate work-study program for underrepresented youth in East Tampa. Charlie has served in several executive leadership roles and on various boards of directors in New York, New Jersey, Texas, and Florida. He volunteers for various organizations around the community, serves on his HOA board, and currently serves on the BayCare Behavioral Health Board.

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