Betsy Chapin Taylor, FAHP

Accordant Philanthropy 

Betsy is an award-winning author, speaker and consultant on healthcare philanthropy drawing on 17 years of previous experience as chief development officer and foundation president in academic, community, children’s and religious healthcare organizations. Betsy specializes in the leadership engagement of CEOs, foundation board members, governing board members and physicians as well as advancing work in niche areas including levers to creating the high performance development program.

In addition to serving as principal of Accordant Philanthropy, she is a faculty member for the American College of Healthcare Executives teaching CEOs and other senior healthcare executives about positioning philanthropy as a key revenue resource for healthcare and is a speaker with the American Hospital Association’s Speakers Express speakers bureau. She is author of the book Healthcare Philanthropy: Advance Charitable Giving to Your Organization’s Mission published by Health Administration Press and the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy, author of the monograph Boards and Philanthropy: Developing the Next-Curve Revenue Source for Health Care from the American Hospital Association’s Center for Healthcare Governance, editor and co-author of the book Redefining Healthcare Philanthropy from the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy and author of the study guide Advancing the CEO’s Role in Healthcare Philanthropy published by the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Her work has also been featured in national trade publications for philanthropy and healthcare management including Healthcare Executive, Trustee, H&HN Daily, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, Healthcare Philanthropy Journal, Chief Executive Officer, Health Facilities Management and more. Taylor is a frequent speaker at national conferences in both healthcare and philanthropy. She holds an MBA from the University of Georgia and an MS of Journalism from Columbia University in New York. She has achieved the highest level of certification in healthcare philanthropy as a Fellow of the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy as well as achieving the designation of full professional membership in the National Speaker’s Association.


Opening Plenary (Wednesday) and Senior Executive Leadership

Integrating the C-Suite in the Fundraising Process


The ownership, leadership and engagement of organizational executives can unleash access to resources and relationships essential to optimize philanthropy. Yet, too many CEOs, Presidents, Financial Executives and others perceive philanthropy as a secondary priority or as an undesirable activity. This session provides an overview of the unique benefits leadership allies can bring to philanthropy, explores […]

Leadership Integrated in FR Process

Creating & Fostering a Culture for Philanthropy in Any Nonprofit

Panorama Ballroom

“Culture” reflects the collective and deeply held values, beliefs and behaviors that shape how an organization prioritizes and processes information and opportunities. As a nonprofit organization, creating a “culture of philanthropy” can be a valuable lever to align your work in the daily life of the organization, create ownership, unleash support and affirm your shared […]