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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.

Building A Sustainers Program

  • April 19, 2018
  • 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Willamette Heritage Center


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Building Your Sustainer Program 

Marion-Polk Food Share

Salem, OR

April 19, 2018    2:30 – 4:30 PM

Dye House – Willamette Heritage Center

1313 Mill St SE, Salem, 97301



Rick Gaupo joined Marion-Polk Food Share in 2011 as the Chief Operating Officer. He has been President and CEO since 2013. Prior to coming to the Food Share, Rick was the Executive Director at Habitat for Humanity of the Mid-Willamette Valley for 15 years. He is a graduate of Willamette University. Actively involved in the community, Rick participates in diverse pursuits such as membership in the Downtown Salem Rotary Club and participating on a dragon boat team. Rick lives in Salem with his wife and children.



Julie Hambuchen, CFRE, joined Marion-Polk Food Share in 2014 as VP of Development, Marketing and Communications.  She leads a team responsible for building relationships on behalf of the Food Share, communicating the mission, and raising resources.  Her team strives to put as much effort into showing appreciation to supporters and reporting back to them about the impact of their support as they do on soliciting donations.  Julie specializes in fundraising strategy, data analytics and team-building. Previously, Julie worked for 15 years in various positions at Mercy Corps, an international relief and development organization, and for Habitat for Humanity International in Americus, Georgia.  She also spent three years as a Franciscan volunteer in Bahia, Brazil. Julie was born and raised in the Willamette Valley, and she enjoys reading, traveling and spending time with her husband and two daughters.

This workshop will show why monthly giving makes such a difference for non-profits and how you can customize a program that works for your organization.  Whether you’re just getting started, looking for tips about how to grow, or fine-tuning a successful program, you’ll hear about tested strategies that you can put into action when you return to your office.  

Rick and Julie will address the following questions:

·         Is a Sustainer program right for my organization?

·         How can I start a Sustainer program from scratch?

·         Which strategies work best for finding new Sustainers?

·         How should I communicate with Sustainers after they sign up?

Come hear expert testimony from two community leaders in the field!

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