As we see a rise in new potential donors in our communities and work to get them engaged, we are tempted to shift more budget dollars towards social media acquisition and a variety of annual fund programs and events, diminishing our capacity to pursue major gifts. The urgent overwhelms the important, and many annual programs are time and budget consuming. Our challenge is this: because major gifts take time, research, cultivation, personalized solicitation and thoughtful stewardship, we may find it easier to seek a quantity of small gifts over the patience and planning it takes to bring in major gifts. Major gifts should be part of every organization’s development plan at all times. Kay Sprinkel Grace, FAFP, consultant, author and speaker will share her strategies with us for keeping major (and planned) gifts a priority program – and how to involve your board and non-development staff as partners in building your major gift revenue whatever the size of your organization.
Danielle Amato-Milligan, Senior Vice President, Practice Expert, Nonprofit Consulting & Planned Giving, US Trust/Bank of America, will present the UST Study at our chapter breakfast. The 2016 U.S. Trust® Study of High Net Worth Philanthropy examines the giving and volunteering trends, behaviors, attitudes, and priorities of wealthy American households. Since 2006, this study has been written and researched in partnership with the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. This research series is the most comprehensive and longest running of its kind, and an important barometer for wealthy donors’ charitable engagement and perspectives.
Kick-off the Summer with…Ice Cream & Cocktails…AFP Summer Social at Shorehaven!
The CFRE Refresher Course is a one-day, intensive program intended to provide an overview of the six knowledge domains of the CFRE Exam. The course is a combination of a high-level review, self-exploration of knowledge and peer exchange of best practices – facilitated by a knowledgable fundraising practitioner using a caselet approach.