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Turning Ordinary People Into Fundraising Superheroes…Even Those Who Hate to Ask
No one joins a nonprofit board because they are looking for a great opportunity to fundraise. To paraphrase Shakespeare, some are born to fundraise, some achieve fundraise and some have fundraising thrust upon them. This talk is for all three groups. You will leave understanding how you can get involved in fundraising actively, joyfully and productively even if you are the most ask-averse person on the planet. We will talk about the PROCESS of fundraising and how you can encourage and lead EVERYONE on your board and team to get involved.
The People You Meet
Looking for the perfect inspirational keynote for an after lunch or dinner that leaves your audience motivated, inspired and excited about service? Carol talks about the people who have inspired, educated and touched her through her 40 years of board service and fundraising work. Carol frequently has people come up to her 10, 15 and even 20 years later who say, "When I get scared about asking for money, I think about that woman in your talk, Judy, and I get on the phone," or "I saw a G.I. and her family in a restaurant and after hearing your talk, paid for her meal anonymously." This talk not only motivates, it changes behavior.
Fundraising Strategies: Choosing the Right Methodology for Your Organization:
There are many ways to raise funds for your mission. Carol has a list of 27 including fee for service, foundation grants, cause-marketing, corporate fundraising, direct mail and the list goes on. The question Carols addresses is "What is right for your organization? What is your capacity? Where will you have the best results?" You will learn how to analyze opportunities to discover if another special event is the hot ticket or should you consider creating an entirely new stream of revenue.
Making the Ask:
Many successful board members are intimidated when it comes to asking for money. Staff can also experience real anxiety despite experience. This is an in-depth session focused on the art and science of HOW to ask. This 3-5 hour session explores the 4 personality types using the DiSC. Your folks will leave knowing who should ask whom, how much to ask for and how long the process should take.
Fund Raising Across the Board
Learn how to use Carol's "Chess and Checkers" approach to building a board that's active in fund raising. Learn how great leaders treat their board members like chess pieces and mediocre boards treat them like checkers. By the end of this session, you'll know how to move your board toward "checkmate" every time.
Touring for Dollars: Turning Visitors into Donors
Are you giving the same tours to prospective donors as you give to prospective students, patients, consumers or their families? Have you ever thought of charging for your tours? Are your tours so terrific that people want to bring their friends and relatives on another tour? Do you customize your tours based on the interests of your guest? Do you give your visitors an item that represents your organization that they will keep for years and years and when they look at it, want to make a donation? If not, learn the magic of what you can achieve in an hour tour, whether your place looks like the Ritz or the Pits.
Fund Raising — It's Not Brain Surgery
Contrary to popular belief, when you ask someone for money, even if they say no, you won't drop dead! (You may be surprised to find that there are ways that don't even require medication.) Learn tips and techniques to acquire revenue without risking the health and well-being of your board and volunteers while securing the future of your organization.
The Future of Fund Raising: Beyond Bake Sales and into Cyberspace
As the competition for resources continues to skyrocket, find out how you can use new technology to work smarter, not harder to secure the future of your nonprofit. Discover a high-tech, high-touch approach. Learn what not to abandon from your arsenal of tried and true methods.