Leaders within non-profit organizations spend a great deal of time and energy ensuring that their organization’s mission and vision are communicated widely and accurately. While that approach is effective to build trust within your community, a more personalized approach must be taken when building individual donor relationship.
Instead of communicating to donors and prospects, we must listen and communicate with them to be most effective and to ultimately reach out goal.
This session will highlight what is known about effective communication skills and discuss how to apply that information to cultivation, solicitation and stewardship within the donor pipeline.
In this session, participants will...
Mike Buckley is a non-profit consultant, coach, and speaker working with small and medium-sized organizations to achieve sustained results. As a career fundraiser with nearly 20 years in the industry, Mike's extensive experience includes annual campaign audits and management, capital campaign leadership, interim and ad-hoc program leadership, and providing inspirational counsel to his clients. Mike is an impactful and sought-after speaker on topics including actionable fundraising data, donor personas, and strategic planning.
When she was just 26 years old, Rachel Muir founded Girlstart, a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering girls in math, science, engineering and technology. She was told as a child that girls are not good at math and science. One day, a major light bulb went off over her head and she decided to do something. She jumped in and started Girlstart in the living room of her apartment with $500 and a credit card. Several years later she had raised over 10 million dollars and was featured on Oprah, CNN, and the Today show. She veered away from the typical ED or CEO titles, and her business cards said, Rachel Muir, Girlstart, Fearless Leader.
A winner of Oprah Winfrey’s Use Your Life award, Rachel is a three time finalist for Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award, was named “Outstanding Fundraising Executive of the Year” by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, and one of Fast Company Magazines “Fast 50″ Champions of Innovation.
When Rachel finally came up for breath, she took a second look at a guy named Mark she grew up with and after knowing each other for only 33 years, they married. They have 13 year old boy/girl twins.
Rachel has been featured in CosmoGIRL!, Texas Monthly, Glamour, and The Dallas Morning News, and most recently Fundraising Success Magazine. Her career includes leading an online fundraising consulting practice for a major software company and managing major gift portfolios for some of the country’s largest and most successful nonprofits. Rachel is a sought after fundraising speaker and keynote. In addition she leads retreats and custom trainings to transform people into confident, successful fundraisers.
She has served on numerous boards and has the T-shirts to prove it.
Rachel would one day like to have Michelle Obama’s arms, Kristin Wiig’s sense of humor and the nerve to say some of the absolutely astounding remarks that come out of Amy Shumer’s mouth.
Email Rachel at firstname.lastname@example.org or schedule a free 15 minute consultation with her here
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Planet Philanthropy Registration is Open
Planet Philanthropy is the premier fundraising conference for Florida!
The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Florida Caucus invites you to the annual Planet Philanthropy Conference, in person, to be held in Orlando, Florida, June 6-8, 2021 at the Caribe Royale. We are expecting more than 250 fundraising professionals, non-profit leaders and board members to attend to learn through our thought- provoking plenary sessions, skill-building workshops, networking opportunities and industry exhibits.
Over 35 educational opportunities will be organized into workshop sessions on June 7 and 8 and divided among the following tracks:
Annual Giving & Direct Mail
Major Gifts & Prospect Development
Marketing & Social Media
Planned Giving & Grant Writing
Special Events & Trends in Philanthropy
Stewardship & Donor Relations
We are working with the Caribe Royale to provide a conference that you can feel comfortable attending. Our conference planning committee is consulting with the hotel and event industry associations to incorporate best practices, as well the recommendations of public health experts and standards set by the federal, state and local governments to keep everyone safe and healthy.
Plenary Speakers Overview
Ryan Bell, Sunday Opening Plenary Session Keynote. Emmy winning marketer with 10+ years experience in leading teams, campaigns, launches, and strategy. Recognized by Forbes, Fortune, TechCrunch, Mashable, Entrepreneur, Inc and more for his work with companies ranging from startups to NFL, BMW, Special Olympics, The White House, and NATO.
Alice L. Ferris, MBA, CFRE, ACFRE, Founding Partner, has more than thirty years fundraising experience, not including her tenure as the “top cookie salesperson” in Girl Scouts. Alice started her fundraising career as a volunteer at Wisconsin Public Television in Madison, Wisconsin, blowing bubbles onto the set during pledge breaks for the Lawrence Welk Show, which launched a 30+ year affiliation with public broadcasting.
Tom Ahern has a BA and MA from Brown University and a Certificate in Advertising Art from the RI School of Design. He lives with his wife, esteemed nonprofit consultant Simone Joyaux, in Rhode Island and France. He is an award-winning copywriter and journalist. His 2019 clients for direct mail, capital campaign case statements, audits and training include USA for UNHCR; Save the Children Global; Swedish Medical (hospitals, Seattle); the Connecticut Humane Society; The Marine Mammal Center (Sausalito); Sharp Healthcare (nonprofit hospitals in San Diego) and the Native Plant Trust. Other recent clients include Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford, the Anchorage Museum, Lollypop Farm (animal rescue), Friends of the Mississippi River ... and dozens more, large and tiny.
Planet Philanthropy June 6-8, 2021
Caribe Royale, Orlando, FL
8101 World Center Dr.
Orlando, FL 32821
Phone: (407) 238-8000
Group Code: Mention PP2021
Toll-Free Phone: 1 800 823-8300
IMPORTANT NOTE: Cut-off date is May 15, 2021
So much has changed in the past year. You know what hasn't?
The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and AFP ICON is still here to give you all the fundraising training, trends, and meaningful connections you need to make more impact.
AFP ICON VIRTUAL will return June 28-30, 2021, no matter what. And we’re planning to safely hold an in-person conference because we know how valuable and powerful that experience can be.
Get ready for three unforgettable days, together as one fundraising community.