Training and Development Corner

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Wednesday, November 29
Colorado Mountain College, Edwards Campus
Session 1 - 8:30 am-11 am - Sharing the Experience of Fundraising
Session 2 - 1-4 pm - Thankfulness in Fund Development
$20 for members, $80 for non members

What you need to know
This summit is NOT free for members of Colorado Nonprofit Association
Both sessions count toward Excellence in Principles and Practices Recognition

Eagle County Nonprofit Summit hosted by Colorado Nonprofit

Session 1 Details:
Sharing the experience of fundraising: 5 steps in building a culture of philanthropy
Presenter: Matt Wasserman
Development operations can often be out of synch with the rest of the organization, making raising dollars even more challenging. When the organization accepts, understands, and embraces the work of the development department the ability to engage more donors in better ways increases substantially, and the whole institution benefits from the increased donor investment.

This training focuses on breaking down barriers to bring the rest of the organization into the fundraising fold, help them understand, and build collaboration. It will cover 5 steps to building a culture of philanthropy:
• Demonstrate the impact and wonder of philanthropy
• Discuss the giving experience
• Explain the process of donor engagement and investment
• Address the different ways non-development staff can be involved in the fundraising process
• Opening up about the fundraising process

Session 2 Details:
Building and Sustaining the Relationships through Gratitude
Presenter: Paul Marsh, GSB Fundraising
In this session, we will discuss the concept of gratitude as a vital part of the donor cycle. We will look at trends throughout fundraising,
successful examples of appropriate gratitude, and the science behind gratitude and resulting increased donor retention as well as donor renewal and upgrade.
-Review the basic donor cycle
-Concept of donor-centricity
-Effect of gratitude on donor retention
-Authentic gratitude vs. “persuasion awareness”
-Utilizing board members to introduce, cultivate, solicit and thank donors
-The Gratitude Report
-Public recognition
-The art of the thank you


Eagle River Youth Coalition - Making Youth a Community Priority
Physical Address: 34520 US Highway 6, C10 | Edwards, CO 81632
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 4613 | Edwards, CO 81632
Phone: 970.949.9250 |
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