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South Willamette Valley Nonprofit Network

Fundraising: Effective Strategies for Board, ED & Development Director

John Serbu Youth Campus/Lane County Juvenile Justice Center Carmichael Room
2727 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
Eugene

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James Plourde, CFRE
Senior Consultant
The Collins Group

Continental Breakfast & Networking at 8:30
Presentation at 9:00

Are you an executive director or Board member who wants to engage more deeply with fundraising, but are unsure of how to effectively fulfill your role? If you are a development director, are you struggling to find volunteers or program staff willing to help with fundraising—and ways in which to show them the value of philanthropy? Are you looking for more meaningful ways of engaging donors than simply getting them to fundraising events?

This 90-minute, interactive session will explore skills and strategies to help nonprofits increase their fundraising effectiveness by leading with vision and values, creating donor-centered plans for engagement, and adopting a team approach to philanthropy. The session will cover:

  • Specific staff and volunteer roles for fundraising, and the research on why they work best in tandem
  • Strategies for helping reluctant leaders feel confident about how they can advance philanthropy
  • Connecting the dots between fundraising requests and the work of your nonprofit, emphasizing outcomes and impact
  • Tactics for getting the most out of trainings, committees, meetings—and most importantly, getting your team to follow through
  • Plenty of nonprofit success stories and examples from your peers
  • About the Presenter

    James Plourde, Senior Consultant, brings over 20 years of development and marketing experience to his work at The Collins Group, offering expertise in major gifts, strategic direction, case development, and public relations. Prior to The Collins Group, Mr. Plourde spent 11 years leading Pacific Lutheran University’s development team where he led a $128 million capital campaign and later served as Acting Vice President. Prior to PLU, Mr. Plourde supervised annual and capital fundraising and public relations efforts for Charles Wright Academy, a 690-student, K-12 independent school and led corporate and foundation relations at Franciscan Health System. He holds an MS from the University of Oregon and an MA from Seattle University.

    About the Network

    Each session of the South Willamette Valley Nonprofit Network is designed to strengthen your management skills while providing field-tested concepts and tools to take back to your organization for implementation. In addition to skills development, each session allows for networking and peer coaching in a collaborative learning environment.

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James Plourde, CFRE
Senior Consultant
The Collins Group

Continental Breakfast & Networking at 8:30
Presentation at 9:00

Are you an executive director or Board member who wants to engage more deeply with fundraising, but are unsure of how to effectively fulfill your role? If you are a development director, are you struggling to find volunteers or program staff willing to help with fundraising—and ways in which to show them the value of philanthropy? Are you looking for more meaningful ways of engaging donors than simply getting them to fundraising events?

This 90-minute, interactive session will explore skills and strategies to help nonprofits increase their fundraising effectiveness by leading with vision and values, creating donor-centered plans for engagement, and adopting a team approach to philanthropy. The session will cover:

  • Specific staff and volunteer roles for fundraising, and the research on why they work best in tandem
  • Strategies for helping reluctant leaders feel confident about how they can advance philanthropy
  • Connecting the dots between fundraising requests and the work of your nonprofit, emphasizing outcomes and impact
  • Tactics for getting the most out of trainings, committees, meetings—and most importantly, getting your team to follow through
  • Plenty of nonprofit success stories and examples from your peers

About the Presenter

James Plourde, Senior Consultant, brings over 20 years of development and marketing experience to his work at The Collins Group, offering expertise in major gifts, strategic direction, case development, and public relations. Prior to The Collins Group, Mr. Plourde spent 11 years leading Pacific Lutheran University’s development team where he led a $128 million capital campaign and later served as Acting Vice President. Prior to PLU, Mr. Plourde supervised annual and capital fundraising and public relations efforts for Charles Wright Academy, a 690-student, K-12 independent school and led corporate and foundation relations at Franciscan Health System. He holds an MS from the University of Oregon and an MA from Seattle University.

About the Network

Each session of the South Willamette Valley Nonprofit Network is designed to strengthen your management skills while providing field-tested concepts and tools to take back to your organization for implementation. In addition to skills development, each session allows for networking and peer coaching in a collaborative learning environment.

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February 21st, 2012 from  8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
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John Serbu Youth Campus/Lane County Juvenile Justice Center
Carmichael Room
2727 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
Eugene, OR 97401
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