The close of the calendar year and the upcoming holidays is always a good time to look back and evaluate what worked really well in our fundraising programs…as well as those areas that remain challenging. Were our boards more engaged?  Did we diversity our donor base? Did special events attract new donors? Has social media translated into awareness and then givers or are we still searching for new ways to make this work? Is it easier or harder to find and retain good fundraising talent? Have world events, and the globalization of fundraising made it more attractive and successful to do international fundraising? We shall cover all these topics and give insights and predictions into what we can expect, 2012 and beyond.     

In this session:
  • Examine what fundraising techniques and programs we should hold on to and grow, as well as those that should take less priority;
  • Analyze current fundraising trends and surveys to shed light on what lies ahead in our fundraising years;
  • Embrace  the challenges we have encountered and  provide solutions going forward on how we can improve our fundraising programs and time management involved with these tasks;
  • Suggest fresh approaches for our "main-stay" fundraising programs and add new and creative ways we can engage constituencies  so that we have sources of new funding        

Target Audience

Open to all levels

About the Presenter:

In addition to consulting, Laura is a motivational speaker and best-selling author of The Ask: How to Ask for Support for Your Nonprofit Cause, Creative Project, or Business Venture, (2010), The Ask: How to Ask Anyone for Any Amount for Any Purpose, (2006) and Developing Major Gifts: Turning Small Donors into Big Contributors (2001).
Program Information
Date Presented:
December 13, 2012 1:00 PM Eastern
1 hour, 30 minutes
Fundraising Trends...What worked over the last few years...What we can expect for 2013 and BEYOND!
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