ABERDEEN: Best Practices for Raising Money for Your Organization

Where does roughly three-fourths of all nonprofit funds come from? Individuals, not foundations or corporations. Organizations that develop solid fundraising plans centered around individuals and their giving are able to grow their community, connect events with a larger strategy, and diversify their funding in ways that make their organizations more sustainable. Join us as we dive into best practices for raising money for your organization.

“Best Practices in Raising Money for Your Organization” covers four major building blocks of a solid fundraising strategy:

  1. Making the case: We will start the day with why. Why should someone give to your organization? We will lay out some tools for crafting messages that tell your story to the people who are most likely to give.
  2. Building a fundraising plan: You have access to revenue and non-revenue support, and you attract this support over the course of the year. Using your organization’s donor history, we will identify ten people most likely to give in the future and map out how and when to engage them.
  3. Integrating events into the plan: Most organizations have either friendraiser or fundraiser events, and all too often these events take place outside of the bigger fundraising plan. We will connect your events to your fundraising plan and review strategies for cultivating donors through events.
  4. Engaging board members and other key members of your community: Your board members are key team members in building a culture of philanthropy within your organization. We will explore how your board members best fit into your organization’s fundraising strategy.


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About the Presenter

Rebecca Zanatta

Rebecca Zanatta - Vice President, the Ostara Group
Rebecca Zanatta works with nonprofit organizations to develop innovative fundraising strategies, including annual funds, major gifts, planned giving, and successful capital campaigns. Rebecca has held senior positions at organizations such as the Washington State University Foundation and Pacific Science Center. She is a past President of Northwest Development Officers Association (NDOA) and is a member of The Seattle Foundation’s Technology Advisory Committee. She is a graduate of the Leadership Tomorrow program in Seattle, active with PATH and is a sustaining member of the Junior League of Seattle.


  • When

  • Tuesday, November 7, 2017
    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Pacific Time

  • Where

  • Grays Harbor College, Room 4134
    1620 Edward P Smith Dr
    Aberdeen, WA 98520

Thank You to Our Partners

Presented by Washington Nonprofits in partnership with Grays Harbor Community Foundation, and Grays Harbor College Foundation.

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