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Thursday, June 10, 2021
10:00 a.m – 11:00 a.m. (PT)

Event Description

Pandemic (and Post-Pandemic) Major Gift Strategies

Grady Goodall, J.D., Director of Development, College of Liberal Arts, OSU Foundation

The COVID-19 pandemic has turned the world upside down for many nonprofits and many more people. While overall giving went up across the country last year, many organizations experienced substantial drops — especially when ticket sales and program income are down, major gifts are a lifeline for nonprofits. Challenges continue and the future is uncertain, but we’ve learned that fundraising fundamentals are more true than ever — relationships with donors matter, especially for major gifts. Join us for this session on timely strategies to build stronger relationships with potential major gift donors leading to more support for your organization.

Geared towards nonprofits with fundraising staff, this session will focus on the following topics:

  • Using programs to build strong relationships and identify prospective donors.
  • Pandemic engagement opportunities for major gift donors.
  • Structuring major gifts ($10k+) to make it easier for donors to give, including planned giving strategies, utilizing IRA charitable donations and multi-year pledges.

Please note that a recording of this webinar will be sent to registrants after the event.

About the Presenter

Grady Goodall, J.D., Director of Development, College of Liberal Arts, OSU Foundation

Grady Goodall serves as Director of Development for OSU's College of Liberal Arts where he leads fundraising, engagement, and alumni programs. In addition to his work in fundraising, he is an attorney who has worked exclusively in the Oregon education and nonprofit sectors. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Oregon Nonprofit Organizations Law Section and a former member of the Board of Directors for the Center for Nonprofit Stewardship, the Lane Arts Council Board of Directors and the Eastern Oregon Regional Arts Council. Grady is a frequent presenter on philanthropy and nonprofit management topics.  He lives in Eugene, Oregon with his wife and two daughters and enjoys outdoor activities, cooking, woodworking, and photography.


Thank You Funders and Supporters

Thank you to the following FUNDERS and SPONSORS who are supporting NAO’s online events and communications during these challenging times. Their support is vital in helping NAO to bring much-needed resources and information to Oregon’s nonprofits – thank you.

Funders: Meyer Memorial Trust, The Ford Family Foundation, M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust, The Collins Foundation, Oregon Community Foundation, The Kinsman Foundation, First Interstate BancSystem Foundation, The Carpenter Foundation, and Gordon Elwood Foundation
Friend Plus Partner Sponsor: Columbia Bank and Heritage Bank
Friend Plus Sponsors: Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP, McDonald Jacobs, Bliss Sequoia Insurance & Risk Advisors, CFO Selections and The Standard
Friend Sponsor: Nonprofit Professionals Now, Portland General Electric and Impact Benefits & Retirement


$15 for NAO Members
$30 for Non-Members

A link to access this webinar will be provided in registration confirmation e-mail and e-mail reminder prior to event date.

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June 10th, 2021 10:00 AM through 11:00 AM
Online Event
Event Fee
Price $ 30.00
Event Particulars
City Online learning
NAO Event? Yes
Topic Advocacy and Public Policy, Development & Fundraising
Event Region Central Oregon, Eastern Oregon, Metropolitan Portland, North Coast, Northern Willamette Valley, South Coast, Southern Oregon, Southern Willamette Valley
Programmatic Approach Capacity Builiding, Principles & Practices