The Sky’s the Limit2017-06-10T17:49:05-04:00

When: Thursday, August 7th, 2014 – 1pm-2pm EDT

There is huge potential for impact when you connect your organization to individuals with the capacity to make a significant gift.

In this webinar, Kathie Kramer Ryan will outline seven steps to starting (or improving!) a successful major gifts program. You’ll learn how to plan and prepare, what to say during a solicitation visit, and how to follow up to maximize donor cultivation and stewardship.

Participants will learn key elements in a successful strategic planning process:

  • How to assess if your organization is ready to start a major gifts program – and, if not, how to get there
  • How to identify and cultivate major gift prospects
  • How to prepare for a solicitation visit and what to say during the visit
  • How to follow up to maximize donor cultivation and stewardship

Time will be given for a lively Q&A session.

About the presenter:

Kathie Kramer Ryan, Founder & Principal,

Kathie Kramer Ryan has excelled in development and leadership positions in the nonprofit sector for 15 years. As a development director, Kathie helped to raise over $40 million. Kathie’s passion for connecting donors to the causes they care about led her to launch Arroyo Fundraising in 2011. As a coach and consultant, Kathie enjoys sharing her knowledge of nonprofit management and fund development with other fundraising professionals.

Kathie’s 15 minutes of fame happened in 2000 when she appeared (twice!) on The Today Show with Katie Couric.

Kathie is a past-president of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Colorado Chapter. She serves on the Steering Committee and chairs the Mentor Committee for the Institute for Leaders in Development at the University of Denver. She has held numerous board, committee and advisory positions.