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The Case for Fierce Optimism

Dianne Bailey is an evangelist for civic leadership. She finds great joy in helping individuals, families and organizations to design, implement and evaluate their giving plans. Her belief in the powerful connection between gratitude and generosity was born on Mt. Kuchumaa twenty-five years ago. She currently serves as National Philanthropic Strategy Executive at Bank of America. Dianne’s professional commitment to nonprofits also is deeply personal. She has served on and chaired many nonprofit boards and is a passionate advocate for women’s leadership, currently serving as vice chair of the Women’s Philanthropy Institute national council. She is a frequent speaker and commentator on topics related to best practices and trends in philanthropy. Her insights have been featured in Axios, Barron’s, Business Insider and The New York Times, among other publications. In her TEDx Talk, Dianne makes The Case for Fierce Optimism. To learn more about Dianne’s passion and expertise, connect with her on Twitter @Dianne_C_Bailey.

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