Want to motivate and empower your board to get wholeheartedly involved in fundraising? Not sure where to start?
Step 1: Click HERE and register for Fundraising Day, taking place Wednesday, April 11 at the Hilton Salt Lake City Center.
Step 2: Attend the breakout session "Never Fear…Powerful Fundraising for your Board is Here!"
Hillary Hahn Helen Cardon Jennifer Nuttall Patricia Richards
Moderated by Hillary Hahn (Senior Director of Institutional Gifts at Utah Symphony | Utah Opera), this panel of Executive Directors and Board Members will leave you with insights to empower you to boost your board's fundraising activities.
Panelists Patricia Richards (Lifetime Trustee of Utah Symphony | Utah Opera), Helen Cardon (Capital Campaign Co-Chair of Neighborhood House), and Jennifer Nuttall (Executive Director of Neighborhood House) have experience with board fundraising for annual funds, capital campaigns, and special projects.
As fundraisers, we know that crafting the right message for the right funder is a critical component of our success. A large part of crafting that message is written word--a challenging obstacle for many in the development world, regardless of experience.
If writing compelling copy is not your strong suit, 1) you're not alone, and 2) have we got a conference session for you!
Lisa Arnette, Fundraising Consultant at Pathway Associates (and AFP Utah Chapter's very own Underwriting Co-Chair) is excited to team up with Dave Jones, Co-Founder of Pathway Associates, to bring you "Persuasive Writing for Effective Fundraising" at the 2018 Fundraising Day Conference on April 11.
This session will give you tips for tuning up your messaging and polishing your writing skills to create clear, donor-centric communication pieces that build on the power of storytelling—whether you’re writing letters, case statements, grant applications, or more. Click HERE to read more about Lisa's and Dave's extensive fundraising backgrounds, register for Fundraising Day, and check out other keynote and breakout sessions offered at this one-day-only conference.
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.
Q: How can I grow my community and increase fundraising?
A: Energize your supporters, empower them to share their most personal stories, and help them overcome their fear of “The Ask.”
Q: Okay, but how esactly do I do that?
A: With help from auGi, of course!
Q: Who is auGi?
A: Founder of AUGTRICITY and deliverer of the Lunch Keynote ("Electrify Your Community, Amplify Your Results") at AFP Utah Chapter's 2018 Fundraising Day, an exciting, one-day-only conference for fundraisers of all backgrounds and career levels.
Q: He sounds awesome! Where can I find out more about him?
A: Click HERE to read more about auGi's background as a standup comedian, fundraiser, and marketer extraordinaire. You can also read about his breakout session, "Supercharged Storytelling: Craft a Story that Builds Community and Breaks Down Walls," as well as those of other featured speakers.
AFP Utah Chapter's biennial Fundraising Day Conference is coming to The Hilton Salt Lake City Center on April 11, there to kickstart our day with inspiration and energy will be Bridget Cook-Burch!
Known for her riveting tales of transformation, Bridget is a New York Times Bestselling Author and transformational Speaker. Her books have been showcased on Oprah, Dateline, Good Morning America, Today Show, and in People Magazine, among others. As a single mother, she owned and operated several successful businesses throughout Utah and Colorado, including PR, publishing and trucking companies. Bridget is delighted to use her abilities as a trainer to “Wake people up to their possibilities” and how to use every experience as a stepping stone to their most glorious life.
During her breakfast keynote at Fundraising Day 2018, Bridget will provide practical takeaways for finding your organization’s voice, translating that voice into compelling stories for donors, and using storytelling to turn enthusiastic funders into organizational ambassadors.
Read more about Bridget, as well as our lunch keynote speaker auGi (founder of auGtricity) and conference breakout sessions at https://afputah.org/news/calendar/102-fundraising-day-2018.