You Had Me At Hello2017-06-10T17:49:38-04:00

When: Thursday, May 29th, 2014 – 1pm-2pm EDT

Your donor’s first gift is his or her invitation to you to engage them in how the organization meets their need to make a difference.

Donor stewardship is much, much more than a thank you note and an IRS gift receipt. It’s about greeting your donors, knowing what inspires them about how they can make a difference in the world through your work – basically deepening your donors’ connections to your outcomes.

Using ideas and materials from many national sources, this presentation helps you to develop a stewardship program, to flip your internal switch from ‘I know I need to, but I never have time!’ to ‘I’m building stronger relationships with my donors, they feel more connected to why we do what we do, and I’m loving it!’

Learning Objectives:

  • Donor retention – Why stewardship is a key element of your program
  • Think like a donor, fundraise like a genius – 4 key elements of donor loyalty
  • Relationship between cultivation and stewardship
  • Manage your time – get out of the office
  • Tips on making an appointment
  • How to structure your stewardship conversation – this is not an ask!
  • Take a board member with you to get his/her toe in the water

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

About the presenter:

Anne Peyton, CPF CFRE has worked in and with nonprofits for more than thirty years: health care, community and human services, the arts, education (public and private, undergraduate and graduate levels), youth groups, conservation and the environment, cultural heritage/historical and preservation organizations, academic and public libraries, the equine industry, financial institutions, professional associations, membership organizations, experiential and adventure education, and Outward Bound. She is a Certified Professional Facilitator by the International Association of Facilitators and a Certified Fund Raising Executive by the Association of Fundraising Professionals. She holds a BA in Sociology, an MS in Library Science, an MS in Organization and Management, is certified as a Wilderness First Responder, and has been an EMT. She is trained and/or certified in the planning processes (Appreciative Inquiry, Future Search, Drucker, Balanced Scorecard), Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, and Total Quality Management systems and problem-solving tools she uses and translates into the nonprofit sector.

Anne serves on the board of the Association of Philanthropic Counsel and on the Upper Valley Land Trust. Former board service includes the Vermont Community Loan Fund and the Upper Valley Region of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation.