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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. 

Fear Less, Raise More

19 March 2018

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

Giving Trends and Tax Reform: The Future

18 March 2018

Katherine Fife Head Sot

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

 

 

 

Do you know #DonorLove?

15 March 2018

Safia Keller Tim Johns Headshot

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!

Do you know your Unique Value Proposition?

15 March 2018

Kas Headshot

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!