Upcoming events

    • 11/10/2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Virtual
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    Get your Board fired up about raising funds, and discuss how to sensitively raise funds from diverse donors. Development professionals, executive directors, Board members and anyone else who helps nonprofits fundraise is encouraged to attend this event to:

    • Uncover how Board members can work alongside staff to engage in fundraising with and without making the ask
    • Embrace stewardship and the value of trust-focused relationships with donors
    • Understand the motivations for giving for diverse donors
    • Discuss post-pandemic fundraising trends
    • Unlock the power of storytelling to excite donors about mission
    • Review the fundamentals of fundraising – do's and don’ts
    • Learn how Board members can utilize social networks to advocate for mission
    • Consider the benefits of digital fundraising methods

    SPEAKER: Christal Cherry, The Board Pro


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    • 12/08/2021
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Sam's of Gedney Way, 52 Gedney Way, White Plains
    • 65

    Strategic planning in fundraising is important, but sometimes lofty ideas and goals can seem (and even be) unrealistic to implement.

    Rather than another 30,000-yard view of the big picture, Betsy will provide pragmatic, do-able suggestions and no-/low-cost tools to streamline your process and get your fundraising moving. 

    Learn simple ways to improve or get started with each of the four essential elements of fundraising:
    1) your story
    2) prospective donors
    3) organization of fundraising tasks so they get done
    4) systems that help fundraising thrive

    SPEAKER: Betsy Steward, Fundraising Consultant


    Please note: To keep our attendees and their clients as safe as possible, we follow New York State health and safety guidelines and, for our in-person events, require attendees to provide proof of vaccination against Covid-19 or a negative test (within 24 hours) upon entry. We are also limiting the number of attendees.

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Thank you! 

Our members say:

“I was able to get approval on increasing the frequency of an event from every two years to annually, and helped increase online giving by 12% through crowdfunding for a climate change research organization.”

“A fundraising audit prompted the creation of our first annual report…which led to three times the $$$ on our annual appeal. (And we won a design award for the report as well!)”

“I’m engaging my donors as I like to be engaged: thoughtfully, respectfully, a dash of humor, and building the relationship – and the gifts are coming!”

“I am watching our board and staff move from skepticism about being able to raise money to being engaged and empowered.”

The Association of Development Officers is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

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