Upcoming events

    • 10/10/2018
    • 8:15 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Scarsdale Golf Club, 1 Club Way, Hartsdale

    Roundtable discussions with fundraising, philanthropy and nonprofit experts

    ADO is assembling some of the region’s foremost authorities who will answer crucial questions on a wide range of topics such as legal issues, annual giving, donor prospecting, capital campaigns, major gifts, grant writing, planned giving, marketing & PR, social media, and more.

    This interactive event is useful for development directors, executive directors, finance officers, volunteer coordinators, board members, and others in your organization. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in up to four roundtable discussions during workshop.


    • 11/14/2018
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Sam's of Gedney Way, 52 Gedney Way, White Plains
    Speaker:  Rebecca Snyder, Greenburgh Nature Center
    • 12/12/2018
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Sam's of Gedney Way, 52 Gedney Way, White Plains

    So you’ve researched and produced a list of prospective donors to your organization! Now what? How do you turn them into engaged, generous supporters of your cause? This presentation explores both the art and the science of major gift fundraising. We’ll focus on the three steps to successful major gift fundraising: getting organized, scheduling meetings, and making the “ask.” Attendees will leave with a process and tools for major gift success, as well as ideas for engaging donors and strengthening their relationship to your organization.

    Key Takeaways

    Attendees will leave with….

    • ideas for building and strengthening relationships with donors;
    • tools to organize their major gift work for success;
    • techniques for making phone calls and sending emails to secure major gift meetings;
    • powerful strategies for structuring a major gift donor meeting that includes an “ask”.

    Speaker:  Betsy Steward, Heller Fundraising Group

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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