An Invitation to the How to Raise Your First $250K - April 2017
How to Raise Your First $250K
A One-Day Workshop Designed Specifically for Young and Growing Non-Profit Organizations
Thursday, April 6, 2017
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
$250 Registration Fee Per Organization
Includes workshop for TWO PEOPLEand two free luncheons at AFP Orange Countyto be used during 2017.
Rate for Current Member Organizations: $150
Includes workshop for two people
Space Limited to 10 Organizations
Location: William Lyon Homes Center for Scouting, 1211 East Dyer Road, Santa Ana, CA 92705
Join us for a unique one-day workshop designed to assist new, small, start-up nonprofit organizations who are just beginning to engage in fundraising. We invite the participation of 2 people from each agency: the Founder/Executive Director, the Chairman of the Board of Directors, and one or two other key Board member and/or program staff members. Fundraising is a team sport!
Of all the nonprofits in the USA, 75% never reach the threshold of raising $250,000 over 5 years. But when a nonprofit agency does reach $250,000, sustainability seems more assured. It appears that the first $250,000 is the hardest. Here are some of the things you'll learn:
1. How to determine where to spend your time and resources for the best possible chance at fundraising success.
2. How to create the most effective stories to draw the attention of potential donors.
3. How to "cultivate" donors, the essence of fundraising.
4. Determining what is preventing people from giving to you.
5. Determining who are the best prospects for your fundraising.
6. What do donors expect after they've given a gift? What are the best ways to say Thanks?
7. How to build an effective Board of Directors - and get them to help you in fundraising.
8. How to get others to fundraise for your organization.
9. Is Crowdfunding an effective fundraising tool?
10. How to strategize for the annual appeal letter.11. When does it make sense to go after grant? Corporate sponsors?
There is no shortage of information about fundraising techniques. All of them – grassroots activities, individual donors, foundation grants, corporate sponsorships, special events, and direct mail solicitations – have their role in raising the necessary funding needed to operate our nonprofit organizations. But which methods are the best? And in what combination? Where do you start?
Grants? Golf Tournaments? Bill Gates?
This workshop is designed to help you learn how to plan the best fundraising strategy for your agency. Over time, fund development professionals have identified “best practices” for new, small, start-up nonprofit organizations. If your nonprofit agency follows certain steps and then builds upon a carefully thought-out plan, the potential for future growth and success is greatly enhanced. Quite simply, the first step is the cultivation of individual donors who share a passion for your cause and are willing to work for it. Sounds simple, doesn’t it? But . . . it’s not always so easy.
This workshop is intended to give you a roadmap to early fundraising strategies, filled with clear information, exercises, and opportunities to practice what you learn.
Who Should Attend?
Founders, Executive Directors, Board Members - key people with a mission of growing a non-profit.
The workshop fee covers the cost of TWO people attending.
What Information Do You Need to Register?
1. The names of the two people attending
2. The Tax ID# of the non-profit organization you represent
3. The approximate amount of revenue you raised last year
4. The Date your organization was founded (it could be earlier than your non-profit status date)
Your presenters are two fundraising veterans who have helped many small and newly formed non-profit organizations.
Carol Geisbauer is a retired fundraiser and grant writer and has led many grant writing workshops throughout Southern California. She is the former Executive Director of Helpline Youth Counseling in Los Angeles and the Orange County chapter of Camp Fire Boys and Girls. In 2009, Carol was diagnosed with lung cancer and retired to concentrate on her health. Now, five years past that and she is again able to serve those she calls “the greatest people”. Carol was named Outstanding Fundraising Professional of 2013 by the Orange County chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
Scott Evans is the creator of the workshop, a freelance grant writer and the Administrator for the Orange County and Desert Communities chapters of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Scott is the former Director of Development for the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation and previously had a successful career in magazine publishing. He has a passion for helping those wonderful people who start non-profit organizations to realize their dreams.
Thursday, April 6, 2017 8:30 AM - 4:30 PMPacific Time
National University3390 Harbor Boulevard (near 405)Costa Mesa, California 92626
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