Thursday, 24 May 2018 18:01

2018 Outstanding Development Officer

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Kim Correa, Executive Director of The INN Between, was awarded the 2018 Outstanding Development Officer award at AFP Utah Chapter's Fundraising Day conference on April 11.

She was nominated by her colleague Matilda Lindgren, who lists the following as only a few of Kim's accomplishments:

      1. Locating an existing building that doubled the organization's bed count at a fraction of the cost of a proposed new building.

      2. Securing two loans to acquire the building. 

      3. Prior to and during the 2018 Legislative Session, (with the help of former Representative Kory Holdaway), meeting with many legislators to share the good work The INN Between is doing.

We are sure that, by now, Kim has even more impressive work under her belt.  AFP Utah Chapter can't imagine a member of our community more deserving of the Outstanding Development Officer award.  Congrats, Kim!

Click here to see previous winners.

Published in AFP Utah News
Thursday, 24 May 2018 17:07

2018 Lifetime Achievement Award

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 AFP Utah Chapter's 2018 Fundraising Day conference "Fearless Fundraising" on April 11 was one to remember!  Perhaps the greatest highlight was the presentation of awards to some very deserving fundraisers in our community. 

Kai Wilson, Executive Director of And Justice for All, was awarded the Patti N. Choate Lifetime Achievement Award for his accomplishments in nonprofit administration, fundraising, and program development and implementation over the past 30+ years.  He was nominated by his colleague Kelly Striefel, who says, "Throughout his career, Kai has been seen as a natural leader. He is known for his ability to bring together people and organization in collaboration to make the most efficient and meaningful impacts possible. Kai’s insight the non-profit sector has made And Justice for All and the organizations it supports tremendously successful."

Congratulations, Kai!  

Click here to see previous winners.

Published in AFP Utah News
Sunday, 25 March 2018 08:57

From Major Giving to Mega-Giving

Michael Nebeker

Michael Nebeker isn't afraid to think big. 

After more than 20 years' experience creating mega-giving programs--and raising over $100 million--for schools and international humanitarian organizations, including Operation Smile, he now serves as President of Mobile Surgery International. Mobile Surgery International provides state-of-the-art mobile medical infrastructure for humanitarian organizations by providing a surgical facility in low income environments and for emergency disaster relief.

Wondering how to take your nonprofit to a whole new level of funding? Michael is ready to share what it takes to be successful at AFP Utah Chapter's 2018 Fundraising Day Conference on Wed, April 11 at The Hilton - Salt Lake City Center. The unstoppable energy he brings to his breakout session "Thinking Big" will leave you mega-inspired.  Don't miss it!  

Register for Fundraising Day HERE

Published in AFP Utah News

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If you are a "Department of One," you are not alone! Morgan Byrne, Development Director of Bennion Community Service Center, is ready to help you make a plan to only survive, but thrive. 

In her interactive workshop "Surviving and Thriving as a 'Department of One,'” she will share tips, tricks, and experiences learned working as her own “Department of One.” You'll lleave with a network of other colleagues who also act one-person development departments. Even if you work with a small team, this workshop is for you!  

Register HERE for AFP Utah's 2018 Fundraising Day Conference on Wed, April 11. 

 

Published in AFP Utah News
Tuesday, 20 March 2018 15:26

Donors in the Middle

Jessie Strike

In the midst of maintianing basic-level memberships and high-level funders, we fundraisers sometimes neglect our donors in the middle. As Jessie Foster Strike, Manager of Major Gifts at the Natural History Museum of Utah, knows, though, mid-level donor clubs can be tremendously effective tools for providing sustainable annual operating support, driving upgrade potential, and building a pipeline for major gifts.

In her breakout session, "Mastering Your Mid-level Donor Program," Jessie will lead attendees through a case study of the Copper Club at the Natural History Museum of Utah. Over just three years, Copper Club annual revenue grew from $70,000 to $350,000 through in-person visits, purposeful solicitation, and creative stewardship!

Don't miss it!  Click HERE to register for 2018 Fundraising Day now. 

Published in AFP Utah News
Monday, 19 March 2018 18:51

Fear Less, Raise More

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Are you letting fear get in the way of building relationships with major donors? Look no further than AFP Utah Chapter's 2018 Fundraising Day! 

Andrea Barnes, Founder of The Giving Principles (a consulting company focused on Corporate Philanthropy) and President of ECHO Connection (a corporate foundation) and Gay Cookson, Director of the Research Development Office at the University of Utah, are thrilled to present their breakout session "Taking the Fear out of Major Gift Fundraising" at this one-day conference for local fundraisers on April 11. Drawing on more than 25 years of combined expertise, Andrea and Gay will share with attendees their own experiences in finding major donors and building lasting relationships with them.

To secure your spot at Andrea and Gay's talk, register for Fundraising Day HERE.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Gay Cookson, Director, Research Development Office, University of Utah

Published in AFP Utah News
Sunday, 18 March 2018 21:24

Giving Trends and Tax Reform: The Future

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Don't know what donor advised funds are?  Unsure of how the new tax laws affect charitable giving for your organization?  

Never fear! Katherine Fife, Founder of Philanthropy Matters, is ready to help you gain a better understanding of the increasingly popular giving-vehicle, donor advised funds, as well as the potential implications of the new tax laws.  Using her two decades of experience working in the philanthropic and social sectors, Katherine will lead the session "Fearlessly Embracing Giving Trends and Tax Reform" at 2018 Fundraising Day conference at The Hilton Salt Lake City Center on April 11. Attendees will leave better prepared for the future philanthropic landscape. 

To read more about Katherine's talk, register for AFP Utah Chapter's one-day-only Fundraising Day conference, and view the schedule of breakout sessions, click HERE

 

 

 

Published in AFP Utah News
Thursday, 15 March 2018 07:22

Do you know #DonorLove?

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Desperately seeking a unique, practical, and simple way to show your donors your appreciation?  How about 40 ways?  Columbus Community Center's Chief Employment Officer Safia Keller and Planned Parenthood Association of Utah's Vice President of Development Tim W. Johns are here to help!

Inspired by the social media hashtag #DonorLove--used in the fundraising community to share ideas about donor stewardship, how to keep donors engaged, and ways they make donors feel appreciated--this duo will present a talk entitled "#DonorLove: 40 Practical Ways to Show Your Donors You Care About Them" at AFP Utah Chapter's 2018 Fundraising Day conference on April 11. This fast-paced session will enlighten you with specific examples of things (at least 40, to be exact) two seasoned professionals do to show their donors they care. 

Click HERE to register for Fundraising Day and get your donor stewardship plan in place!

Published in AFP Utah News
Thursday, 15 March 2018 07:22

Do you know your Unique Value Proposition?

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What is a Unique Value Proposition, and how can it help your non-profit organization? Kasandra Verbrugghen, Executive Director of SpyHop Productions, knows. SpyHop Productions has been dedicated to mentoring young people in the digital media arts to help them find their voices since its establishment in 1999. 

Kasandra is excited to share her expertise with Utah's fundraisers at the 2018 Fundraising Day conference on April 11. Her workshop "The Selling Point: How Your Organization's Unique Value Proposition Can Lead to Greater Funding Success" is designed to help you learn principles used by for-profit corporations to articulate their work in a way that is simple, compelling, and sellable. 

Register HERE for Fundraising Day and save your spot at Kasandra's workshop at The Hilton Salt Lake City Center!

 

 

Published in AFP Utah News
Monday, 12 March 2018 11:33

Lindsay and her $100K

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Do Giving Days work?  You bet!  Just ask Lindsay Nelson, Associate Director of Development at David Eccles School of Business at University of Utah, as well as Underwriting Co-Chair for the AFP Utah Chapter Board of Directors.  She and her colleagues raised a whopping $100,000 during their inaugural 24-hour giving day last year!  

How did they do it? Register HERE to attend AFP Utah Chapter's 2018 Fundraising Day and catch Lindsay's breakout session "$100K in a Day."  You'll hear what strategies her team used to make their day of giving such a huge success and leave with ideas to apply to your own fundraising day strategy.

With over 12 years of fundraising and alumni relations experience at the David Eccles School of Business, Lindsay has held roles in alumni events management, board management, stewardship, and annual fund and major gift fundraising. 

Published in AFP Utah News
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