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.
Building your Major Gift Pipeline
Date & Time:
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
3:00 - 5:00 PM
312 Sutter Street @ Grant
6th Floor conference room
San Francisco, CA
This session will help you build and organize your major gift pipeline. It will include key concepts to identify and prioritize your prospects and how to manage your pipeline for maximum results.
Topics that will be covered during the session include:
1. Comparing methods for identifying your best major donors & prospects for pipeline
2. Balancing your time between retention and acquisition of new major donors
3. Brainstorming the most effective moves management tactics
4. Deciding which donors to remove from the pipeline and when
David Madson is the Director of Development in Neurosciences and Transplantation at California Pacific Medical Center Foundation (CPMC). He is a seasoned development professional with specialties in major and planned gifts, annual and capital campaigns, and board and organizational development. Previously, David was the Senior Development Director at California State University in the East Bay as well as the Director of Development in various colleges and departments at UCSF and UC Berkeley. David is also a member of the board of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Golden Gate Chapter.
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.