AFP Utah News

Better Board Fundraising

08 April 2018

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!" 

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             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.

Stewardship is trendy.

04 April 2018

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 We all know stewardship is important, but are you implementing development best practices for your agency’s long-term financial sustainability? Having helped family foundations, companies, and individuals to develop measurable social impact goals for more than a decade, Anna Smyth, Senior Associate at Cicero Group, has key insights to share with you. 

Catch her interactive session, "The Giving State: Future Trends in Donor Stewardship," at the 2018 Fundraising Day Conference on April 11 for a deep dive into The Giving State report published by Cicero Group in November 2017, of which Anna is a co-author. Discussion will focus on the leading trends in and key recommendations for Utah philanthropy, as presented in the report.

For more information on Anna's talk or to check out the full Fundraising Day schedule, click HERE.

From Major Giving to Mega-Giving

25 March 2018

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

The Power of One Fundraising Professional

23 March 2018

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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. 

 

Our 2017 Annual Report is here!

23 March 2018

The AFP Utah Chapter Board is happy to share our 2017 Annual Report with the world!  Click HERE or on the image below to check out all that we were able to accomplish last year, thanks to our amazing members and supporters.  There's even a list of our upcoming programs you won't want to miss!

 

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Donors in the Middle

20 March 2018

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.