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Mid-Valley Development Professionals (MVDP) serves professionals in Oregon's Mid-Willamette Valley who raise funds for nonprofit organizations. MVDP links development professionals in the Salem-Keizer, Albany and Corvallis areas with others in the development community and provides affordable opportunities for professional growth and development.

Mobilize Your Board to Raise More Money and Creating a 12-Week Major Gifts Campaign, February 15th, 2018

  • February 15, 2018
  • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Willamette Heritage Center - Spinning Room


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Andy Robinson

Mobilize Your Board to Raise More Money
9 AM - 12 PM

Bring 2-3 of your board members with you to hear Andy identify simple, clear ways for your board to help with the fundraising process. He'll offer solutions for board members who want to help your fundraising goals but are afraid of making the ask. In this half-day workshop, Andy will discuss the reasons why, and outline strategies to turn things around. You’ll leave with several practical, specific ideas for increasing board involvement and effectiveness. He'll cover:

• Redefining fundraising: It’s not just asking for money
• Why people give: The psychology of fundraising
• Building a board fundraising menu
• The basics of face to face fundraising
• Helping board members take leadership and hold each other accountable

Creating a 12-Week Major Gifts Campaign
1 PM - 3 PM

After a lunch break, Andy will take us through creating a 12-week major gifts campaign. Board members are welcome to stick around for this event, or invite different members of your fundraising team. You'll learn to mobilize your team, identify your prospects, and go out and ask. If you want to build a major donor program from scratch – or improve the one you’ve already got – this workshop walks you through planning, implementation and evaluation, step by step. He'll teach you to:

• Clarify the case
• Set a goal and build a gift chart
• Recruit and train askers
• Identify, assign, and engage prospects
• Create systems to track results and hold each other accountable

For 36 years, Andy Robinson has worked with a variety of nonprofits as a fundraiser, facilitator, trainer and community organizer. Since starting his consulting practice in 1995, he's provided support and training to thousands of nonprofit staff and volunteer leaders in 47 U.S. states and across Canada. You can find out more about him and the incredible amount of work he has done over the years at his website http://andyrobinsononline.com/w/

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