Upcoming events

    • 11/18/2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (EST)
    • virtual

    In today's world of change and diversity, there is a need to be more sensitive about the inequities of racism as it relates to philanthropy. Most fundraisers target a certain class of donors. But in the last 20 years, many organizations have shifted away from building only a large base of funders made up of wealthy foundations, from the “privileged class" to a mix of donors that include a “social justice mindset." Fundraising is a key part of the struggle for social justice which includes the work of organizing, educating, advocating and providing inclusive human services. The most successful social change organizations share their vision and work with as many people as possible; collective action enables people to achieve results through building equal and mutually-supportive relationships that move the organization forward in a radically different spirit-- one of potential “joy and happiness" for the work they do. This interactive work shop explores personal and professional “privilege,” challenges participants to look inward at the cost of privilege in their efforts to raise funding while being more ware of social injustices.

    Participants will learn:

    • how their personal perspective, life situation, etc. influences the types of choices/decisions they make when engaged in fundraising activities

    • how to recognize what role "privilege" plays in fundraising ideas, the things we take for granted in a legal, social, and economical construct and how to adopt a mindset of inclusivity when approaching funders

    SPEAKER:  Darcel Dillard-Suite, Full Circle Health

    Thank you to our fall event sponsors:


    • 12/09/2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (EST)
    • virtual

    Almost every nonprofit leader would agree that they need to nurture their constituent’s interests to develop deeper, longer lasting, and more profitable relationships. At the same time, most nonprofits refer to their constituent's as "donors," "advocates," "members," "ticket buyers," "volunteers" and the like. This language makes it abundantly clear that we think of our constituents through a transactional lens. Yet, we do not recognize how thoroughly transactional we are.

    This workshop reveals how deep transactional thinking is in the nonprofit sector and how this negatively impacts the value we provide and receive from our constituents.

    In one hour, we will re-engineer your mindset and replace transactional thinking with a more profound appreciation for the motivations of your constituents.

    By focusing on your constituents' motivations you can: 1) build powerful (and innovative) engagements; 2) inspire your internal teams to work together to create a seamless constituent experience; 3) breakdown silos within your nonprofit regarding who “owns” relationships; and 4) grow lifetime value with your supporters by tapping into their motivations to make positive change through your nonprofit.

    This interactive talk will provide you with 3 pragmatic tools that will empower you to use motivation to increase engagement, deepen loyalty and grow revenue with your constituents. It also promises to be heady and productive fun.

    SPEAKER:  Jan Kaderly, A Line Strategy

    Thank you to our fall event sponsors:


What our members are saying after attending our programs:

“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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