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Fundraiser's Focus Week

February 13-16, 2023

Join us for a week of virtual learning with some of the best professionals in the nonprofit sector. In these sessions you will learn best practices and practical tips that you can take back to your team.

All are welcome but we are limited to 1,000 live attendees per session — so don’t delay, register today.

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Agenda at a Glance

Wednesday, February 15

A Data-Driven Approach to Future-Proofing Your Fundraising
with Shawn Olds

Thursday, February 16

Roundtable Discussion
with Sarah Merion, Linda Haley, and Shawn Olds

Monday, February 13

Fuel Your Program Funding with Data-Driven Evaluation Reporting

1PM ET • 12PM CT • 11AM MT • 10AM PT

Session Overview:

Learn the framework that empowers you to turn your program outcomes into new funding. You’ll learn the steps to consolidate, analyze, and visualize your program information to create data-driven messaging that fuels program funding from grants, partners, and major gifts donors.

Best of all, this framework requires no budget or technical resources from your team – just an open mind and a curiosity about the data that’s under the hood of your non-profit.

Learning Objectives:

  • Actionable best data practices to allow your organization to go from data chaos to clarity
  • The 6-step framework your team can use to start moving to being a data-informed organization
  • A low-tech, no-budget step-by-step roadmap to quickly uncover priorities in your data
  • How to identify and define the leading indicators of your program’s strategic objectives
Sarah Merion
CEO, Impact Aligned

Sarah Merion is a strategist, technology advisor, and data translator to nonprofit executives needing to unlock the value of the data within their organizations. She consulted Fortune 500 companies and C-suite executives on leveraging data and technology to provide invaluable insights and measure their impact.

Today, she empowers nonprofits to create impact using the same methodologies and frameworks that empowered her for-profit clients to make more money.

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Tuesday, February 14

Creating Accurate Fundraising Projections for Your Annual Budget

1PM ET • 12PM CT • 11AM MT • 10AM PT

Session Overview:

Ever wondered how to set and hit your annual fundraising projections with ease and confidence?

Join Linda B. Haley, CFRE, President and CEO of Let’s Build Hope as she shares simple yet concrete methods to set and meet your fundraising goals while educating leaders and board members about what is feasible. You’ll receive basic tools and techniques that will ensure that you have the donors, staff, and methodology to back up your assumptions – it’s a win-win for everyone!

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the basics of annual fund projections
  • Learn how case development informs your projections
  • Learn to successfully educate staff and board members about what to expect and how they can help meet the goals.
  • See how active vs. passive fundraising will set you up for success.
Linda B. Haley, CFRE
CEO, Let's Build Hope

Since 1995, Linda B. Haley, CFRE, President & CEO, has raised more than $200 million for various nonprofits of all sizes, including religious, social services, educational, and healthcare organizations.

Linda has a breadth of “in the trenches” development experience, making her an invaluable resource to organizations of all sizes. She’s worked at small, mid-sized, and large charities, leading development initiatives to incredible successes.

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Wednesday, February 15

A Data-Driven Approach to Future-Proofing Your Fundraising

1PM ET • 12PM CT • 11AM MT • 10AM PT

Session Overview:

It’s an exciting time for fundraising, with opportunities for growth that weren’t possible even five years ago. And yet, it’s easy to get stuck in the same-old, same-old acquisition-focused fundraising cycle. This hasn’t worked in the past, and it will only get less effective as more nonprofits adopt new ways of fundraising.

The good news? With the donor data you’ve collected over the years, it’s possible to shift your focus from scattershot acquisition to targeted donor cultivation for more accessible, effective, and sustainable fundraising.

Learning Objectives:

  • What the most successful organizations are doing to future-proof themselves in the VUCA market – and how you can get ahead of the curve with newly-accessible fundraising tech.
  • What a diverse donor database looks like, and how you can create one for your organization that ensures its longevity and sustainability.
  • How to stop leaving money on the table with your existing donor database.
Shawn Olds
CEO, Boodle AI

Shawn Olds is a technology and communications thought leader serving as the CEO for boodleAI. He is a military veteran and current Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army. Shawn has found great success in the private and government sectors and continues to dedicate his time to supporting nonprofit organizations and their missions.

Shawn holds a BS in Computer Science from the US Military Academy, an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, and a JD from the Northwestern School of Law.

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Thursday, February 16

Ask the Experts: A Roundtable Discussion on Data-Driven Goals

1PM ET • 12PM CT • 11AM MT • 10AM PT

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Roundtable Overview:

Join us in a roundtable discussion where we will wrap up the week’s sessions with thoughtful tips and expert advice from speakers Sarah, Linda, and Shawn. This roundtable will be hosted by nonprofit thought leader and speaker, Rachel Muir.

Learning Objectives:

  • Wrap up learnings from the week’s sessions
  • Discuss outstanding topics
  • Provide key takeaways to take back to your organization

We’ll also be handing out prizes for a few lucky attendees!

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