As “child welfare” organizations have increasingly considered diversifying to include services to older adults, this presentation will describe the opportunities, strategies, challenges, and successes of two organizations that used a New Age of Aging Mentoring Initiative grant to form a partnership to examine how to move into this service area.
Because current research shows that on average an agency loses almost as many donors as it gains in an average year, the role of stewardship, retaining, and upgrading current donors, must become a larger focus. This workshop will provide details on truly effective stewardship and even what others are doing to successfully keep their current donors while also attracting new ones.
Examples from various agencies will be presented during the workshop. In addition, session attendees should come prepared to share their own answers to the following:
This hands-on seminar gives you the perfect setting to refine your fund raising skills and gain expert advice from successful instructors.
You’ll gain confidence that you know how to successfully ask for major gifts. Plus, you will rehearse dealing with resistance so you will be more confident of your skills. Participants should bring 10 copies of an approximately 250-word program summary requiring major gift support. But bring the appropriate paragraph(s) from a recent contract or grant proposal. “Ask” rehearsals based on your “case” will give you skills in soliciting gifts of $1,000 to $1 million and beyond.
While innovative program ideas and strategies often grab the spotlight, a well-thought-out approach to garnering revenue is essential to sustaining those programs and their long-term impact on society. However, many social sector leaders have questions about how to build funding models that are tailored to their specific organizations.
While philanthropic giving has fallen in most sectors of the nonprofit industry, indicators suggest that the economy and philanthropic giving are slowly improving. This workshop will discuss how position an organization, so it can fully benefit from this recovery. Participants will learn how to prepare their organizations to be in a position of strength in order to maximize on the opportunities that lie ahead. They also will hear how best to chart a course for philanthropic strength during these unstable times. This workshop will offer specific messages for board members and donor communities for growing and improving philanthropic activities.
Stories offer incomparable insight into to the human experience to elicit an emotional response, such as empathy, pride, belonging, or happiness. Additionally, stories can be used achieve your strategic intent.