Major Gifts Magic!
Major Gifts Magic (MGM) is a free, peer support forum for major gifts officers and directors to share major gifts fundraising strategies and tactics, meet challenges, and solve problems. Peer leaders with expertise in each session's topic will help address issues identified by the group. MGM co-hosts Gillian Gray and Jill Jacobs facilitate discussion and encourage all participants to contribute.
All MGM meetings are free of charge and held either at the Foundation Center in San Francisco, or other East Bay locations (see below for more details).
Major Gifts experience preferred.
Dynamic Events that Raise Millions
Date & Time:
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
3:00 - 5:00 PM
Foundation Center, San Francisco
312 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA
So many small events are wasted opportunities to energize new prospects with the mission of your organization. This training teaches you to create small dinners that will directly help you prospect and fill your pipeline with major gifts donors.
This training is great for all field fundraising staff, prospect research, management and event staff. It is also useful for Executive Directors who have to do fundraising but don’t have staff.
1. Common mistakes in cultivation events and how to avoid them
2. How board members are trained and prepared for a
successful cultivation event
3. Examples of where this approach has worked well and the
critical success factors
4. Leave with a successful event model that any organization can
Presented by 31 year veteran development officer, Armando Zumaya. He has lectured at APRA, AFP, GIFT and appeared in the Chronicle of Philanthropy. Armando has worked on $1b campaigns for Cornell and UC Berkeley; major gifts/planned giving for San Francisco Opera; and starting a major gifts program at Springfield Schools. He is Senior Vice President, Business Development & Capital Campaign, at the Mexican Museum with an ambitious goal for the new museum in San Francisco.
Major Gifts Magic is a free, peer support forum for major gifts officers and directors to share major gifts fundraising strategies and tactics, meet challenges, and solve problems.
Gillian has a passion for making the world a better place. She started her career with Voluntary Service Overseas and has worked for local government, stimulating inner city recreation. After an MBA, she moved into management consulting for Global 500 corporations, government and nonprofits. Her experience has honed her skills in developing relationships to effect change and secure major funding.
Major Gifts Manager, The San Francisco SPCA
Jill Jacobs is the Major Gifts Manager at the San Francisco SPCA and has 17 years of experience in development and 10 years of experience in major gifts. She has also worked at Homeward Bound of Marin, Guide Dogs for the Blind, and created a development department from scratch as the Development Director at Buckelew Programs, a regional organization that serves adults with serious mental illness.