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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!

 

 

Write on with Lisa & Dave of Pathway Associates

15 March 2018

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. 

Lindsay and her $100K

12 March 2018

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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.