I know we’re all tired of hearing it, but these are uncertain times. With the Delta variant in the conversation, the future of fundraising remains unclear. To paraphrase the great Ross Geller, now is the time for your nonprofit to PIVOT! You need to continue to be flexible and continue to adapt to survive. We can help.
Learn How to Adapt Your Nonprofit Strategic Plan
Register today to learn how your organization can quickly shift strategies (from fundraising to marketing to events & more!) and capitalize on the biggest fundraising season of the year. Don’t cancel your plans for year-end fundraising just yet. Join our team of nonprofit experts for an inspiring day of learning and get ready for your organization to PIVOT!
Watch the sessions:
What on Earth Should I Do For My Next Event?
Rising COVID rates have thrown another wrench into fall and winter event planning. This 30-minute lightning session will dive into what’s working with in-person, virtual and hybrid events and auctions.
Build An Engaged Post-Pandemic Board
Get tools, resources, and encouragement for engaging your board from a fundraising professional and board member of nine nonprofits himself!
5 Times You Need to Pivot Your Fundraising and How to Make it Happen
Can’t have an in-person event? Can’t afford a direct mail appeal? Short staffed for fundraising outreach? Can’t meet in person with donors? Struggling to receive corporate gifts? Learn five shifts that work!
Perfect Your Pitch
If you bumped into your dream funder in an elevator and had two uninterrupted minutes, could you land the funds? You could after this course. Explore the elements of telling a focused story is the fastest way to achieve buy-in and active support.
Shake Up Your Donor Experience For Better Results
Donor appreciation is not expensive, but neglecting it can be. Research shows that it is seven times more expensive to acquire a new donor than to keep the one you have. Learn how to put yourself in your donors’ shoes to retain them.
Follow This Formula For a Better Peer-to-Peer Campaign
This presentation is a must for any organization looking to harness the power of Peer-to-Peer fundraising! We’ll walk you through an overview of Peer-to-Peer basics, campaign essentials, and how to set your fundraising team up for success and keep them motivated.
Nobody’s Perfect: Building Resilience When Things Don’t Go According to Plan
Let’s face it: There are a lot of things that can go wrong in your nonprofit career. What happens when your largest funder goes bankrupt, you offend a significant donor, or perhaps you have to deal with a global pandemic? With examples from screw ups and detours over the course of her 30+ year career, Alice will share lessons learned from her favorite mistakes and dramas and how you can strengthen your resilience to make a spectacular recovery.
Meet the speakers:
Kimberly O’Donnell (she/her), MS, CFRE, VP of Fundraising & Professional Services at Network for Good. Kimberly is a seasoned fundraising and nonprofit leader. She has spent nearly 25 years blending fundraising, marketing, and sales principles to scale dollars raised and strengthen donor and stakeholder engagement.
Cherian Koshy, Keynote Speaker, Author, Mentor | Philanthropist, Fundraiser, Board Member | Nonprofit Problem-Solver. Cherian has fought every nonprofit battle. He now is a trusted consultant to virtually every type of leader – CEOs of global organizations, Development Directors of large non-profits, fundraisers from mid-sized charities, and Chief Everything Officers of emerging organizations.
Alyssa Wright, Speaker, Consultant, & CEO of Wright Consulting Group. Alyssa brings a decade of experience in international philanthropy to Alyssa Wright Consulting. An accomplished facilitator, consultant and coach she builds new revenue streams, shifts cultural perspectives and inspires people to believe that change is possible no matter what.
Tammy Charles, MBA, Founder & CEO at Inovo Strategic Consulting. Tammy is a speaker, trainer, coach, and consultant with a background in fund development, social entrepreneurship, international development, ecosystem building, and business management.
Lynne Wester, Founder of the Donor Relations Guru Group. Sometimes referred to as the Olivia Pope of fundraising, Lynne helps organizations when they need it the most – when crisis or opportunity arrive. Lynne and her teammates at the Donor Relations Guru Group partner with nonprofits large and small on a variety of initiatives from developing sound strategy and vision to utilizing technology and creating meaningful donor engagement.
Chris Hammond (he/him), CEO and Founder of Corporate Giving Connection (CGC). CGC is a full service development, marketing, and corporate social responsibility consulting firm that focuses on strategic planning and implementation for nonprofit organizations and corporations. Chris has 12+ years of event management and 9+ years of nonprofit fundraising consulting & leadership experience.
Brittany LaGanke, Director of Nonprofit Development at Corporate Giving Connection. Brittany has a deep understanding of common obstacles that organizations face while attempting to secure funding. She leans on her extensive experiences in event/auction management and proven track record in cultivating corporate donors to provide strategic solutions for nonprofit consulting clients.
Alice L. Ferris, MBA, CFRE, ACFRE and Founding Partner of Goal Busters Consulting. Alice has more than thirty years of professional fundraising experience. From the “top cookie salesperson” in Girl Scouts in McFarland, Wisconsin to doubling the membership program and raising the first $1 million fundraising year during her tenrure as Development Director at Lowell Observatory and KNAU, Alice is an expert. She is recognized for her on-air presence on public television and radio pledge drives and national PBS
fundraisers, such as Downton Abbey and The Civil War.