Sunday, 08 April 2018 21:14

Better Board Fundraising

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.

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
Monday, 19 March 2018 18:51

Fear Less, Raise More

Andrea BarnesAndrea Barnes, Founder of The Giving Principles and President of ECHO Connection

Gay CooksonGay Cookson, Director of the Research Development Office at the University of Utah


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
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

Lisa Arnette

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. 

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
Monday, 12 March 2018 11:01

Fundraising Day Lunch Keynote: auGi

AFP2018 auGi Headshot Orange 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.

 

Published in AFP Utah News

bridget cook burchAFP 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.   

Published in AFP Utah News