This 2-hour virtual workshop is for fundraisers of color who are ready to discuss the elephant in the room: the impact of racism onfundraising professionals of color.
Are you thriving? Are you merely surviving? Please come ready to share what you have learned, ask questions, and connect withyour fundraising peers.
Join us for a frank conversation about our lived experiences as people of color who spend a great deal of our time pursuing contributions from white high-net-worth individuals or grants from white-led institutions. Carving out a career as a nonprofit fundraiser of color is not for the faint of heart. We are committed to our missions, dedicated to securing contributed revenue for our organizations, and invested in our professional development.
Let’s learn the best ways to manage racism in our jobs and not only survive but thrive in our careers.
Network with peers who are managing racism and bias while working to influence incremental change
Share ideas in an informal safe space with fellow fundraisers of color
Discuss insights and resources to thrive in your nonprofit career
Connect with peers on how to strike a professional-personal balance
Ivonne Simms, Programs Manager, Candid
Anjali Englund, Major Gifts Officer,Alameda County Community Food Bank
Christal Cherry, Executive Consultant.The Board Pro
Katiti Crawford, Donor Engagement Director,SFJAZZ
Rachel Wyley, Bay Area Executive Director,Peer Health Exchange
Who are your best advocates and are they saying what you need them to say to the right people in the right way? Some people may have long-standing relationships with donors and are reluctant to share the insight they have, or maybe there are so many moving pieces you don’t even know where to begin. Your organization may have wonderful advocates who are passionate about your mission and vision, but how do you know what they’re saying, to whom, about what? Your goal is to collect the information, put it all in one place, and manage the relationship building so you can implement short and long term strategies. In this webinar, I’ll walk through the creation of tools and the implementation of tricks to get everyone who has contact with donors to clue you in on what those conversations are, when they happened, what the follow up steps should be, and how to manage the entire moves management process. Learning Objectives:
How to create a mini portfolio for your fundraising volunteers
How to track their contacts/moves management with donors and prospects
How to create simple forms/strategic boundaries that take the pressure off volunteers to do extra work, but give you the information you need
Presenter: Evan Northrup, CFRE
Evan Northup, CFRE, is the Associate Director of Development for the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Foundations for Philanthropy. Her experience as a fundraising professional includes successfully contributing to capital campaigns and creating new philanthropic initiatives. Evan has gained expertise in cultivating, stewarding and soliciting major donors, strategic goal setting, increasing donor bases, and community engagement over the course of her career in the charitable sector. She has a degree in political science from American University, and a master’s in art business from the University of Edinburgh. Prior to joining AFP, Evan coordinated fundraising and engagement efforts for the David A. Straz Center for the Performing Arts, Shake-A-Leg Miami, and Florida International University.
AHP Webinar on engaging new donors to begin cultivation.
One definition for Engagement is “a formal agreement to get married.” Whoa, slow down, we just met! Is this what our donors hear when we attempt to “engage” them with our organizations? Probably, sometimes. So, what’s the trick? How do we better handle the cultivation process, especially for those donors who come to us through digital channels?
The truth is, we have to treat it much more like dating, especially for the droves of first-time supporters who will form the donor base for our organizations, and whose top tier will become our next major gift investors. We must be intentional in building excitement with all who make that gift and help them feel the butterflies that resemble the early thrills of a new relationship.
Join us as we show you how to court your new donors to a fulfilling early relationship with your organization, even if they’re not quite ready to be engaged!
Adam Blanchard, MS, CFRE, Director, Donor Engagement, Dayton Children’s Hospital
Jennifer Garcia, Digital Fundraising Specialist, Dayton Children’s Hospital
Tara Mermis, MBA, Principal Consultant, Charity Dynamics