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.
Major Donor Acquisition
Date & Time:
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
3:00 - 5:00 PM
312 Sutter Street, 6th floor
San Francisco, CA 94108
Map and Directions
Feeding your major gift pipeline with new prospects is essential to meeting your major gift revenue goals and to counter normal donor attrition. This workshop will detail proven strategies for where to find new prospects and how to introduce them to and engage them with your organization.
Practical takeaways from this workshop:
1. Primary sources for new major donor prospects
2. The board's role
3. Best practices in cultivating prospects and securing the first gift
4. Marketing your major gift program to the public
Cynthia Housel - Major Gifts Officer at Golden Gate University, DER Board Member
Aaron Rashba - Development Director at Seacology, DER Board Member
Full participation in the MGM workshop is applicable for 2.0 CFRE points.
INFORMATION / REGISTRATION:
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.
FACILITATORS / MODERATORS:
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 Officer at the Land Trust of Napa County
Jill Jacobs has nearly 20 years of experience in development and 11 years specializing in major gifts. She previously worked at the San Francisco SPCA, Homeward Bound of Marin, Guide Dogs for the Blind, The Novato Youth Center, and created a development department from scratch as the Development Director at Buckelew Programs.