publication date: Aug 25, 2021
In a year of seismic shifts, the world of philanthropy experienced its own reckoning: donors have redefined their expectations.
They seek more than a call for donations. Donors want community.
They’re no longer enchanted with run-of-the-mill roles like “funder” or “volunteer.” Donors want a relationship with your organization.
So how does this change the way you engage people who are passionate about your cause?
The DonorPerfect Community Conference, held virtually and free for all nonprofits on October 5-6, 2021, will explore how organizations like yours can move from tired transactional fundraising tactics to transformational fundraising strategies that focus on building relationships.
Here is a high level overview of the agenda:
October 5 - Transformational Fundraising
- From Transaction to Transformational: 5 Steps to Human-Focused Fundraising presented by Mallory Erickson, Executive Coach, Fundraising Consultant, and Creator of the Power Partners Formula
- You hear it all the time: “Fundraising shouldn’t be transactional.” But what does this actually mean, and how do we show up as transformational fundraisers instead? Transformational relationships help nonprofits raise more without all the cringe-y, sales-y, uncomfortable fundraising strategies. In this session, Mallory will break down the behaviors, habits, strategies, emotions, and language that make a relationship move from transactional to transformational. You will never fundraise the same way again.
- Other Day 1 Sessions
- How to Create Donor Personas to Better Engage Your Community by Lou Bruggman, Lead Strategist at Contour Strategies
- Building Donor Relationships Through Email and Websites
- Strategies for Engaging Racially & Culturally Diverse Donors - Tycely Williams & Panel
October 6 - What’s New and Next
- Donor Acquisition Strategies to Adopt in 2022 presented by Meredith Sossman from LaSalle University
- In this session, we will examine the interaction between relational fundraising techniques, donor cultivation and stewardship and the foundational skills and tools needed for small to mid-size nonprofits to reach increased fundraising results. The past may be filled with the stress of “too little time” to accomplish goals, but this session will strip away those barriers by providing real life advice gained from repeated work with nonprofits that changes mindset, habits and leads to successful transformational development work.
- Other Day 2 Sessions
- Community-based fundraising with Oregon Food Bank
- How to Build Community and Actually Drive Donations Using Social Media - Julia Campell
- #GivingTuesday and the State of the Nonprofit Sector - Woodrow Rosenbaum from Giving Tuesday organization
Take the first step toward transforming your fundraising. Save your spot today (Select “General Admission Conference (Oct 5-6)” on the right, and then enter your email address just below that to register.)