Are You Ready? Proven Fundraising Strategies to Fund Great Ideas!

When:  Nov 1, 2017 from 09:00 to 10:30 (CT)
Practice Areas: All

Career Level: All

Fee: $125 (member); $165 (non-member)

Forum Plus: Forum Plus Members: If there are five or more Forum Plus member employees attending this course, you are eligible for a 10% discount on each registration. Contact to take advantage of this discount.

CAE Credit Hours: 1.5 hours

Are You Ready? Proven Fundraising Strategies to Fund Great Ideas!
In a recent McKinley study of association executives, non-dues revenue was the second most commonly cited challenge. While non-dues revenue is a high priority, often times, associations attempt to “dive in” to active fundraising without conducting the due diligence necessary for success. This often leads to development programs that do not reach their full potential.
During this session, you will hear how one association’s methodically executed planning process was paramount to positioning them for success on multiple occasions. Listen to their story and learn from fundraising experts about the critical questions you should have answered before implementing a fundraising program of any kind. Utilizing these planning steps can enable your organization to assess its internal readiness, establish a realistic fundraising goal, evaluate compelling case components, identify key donors and leaders, and determine other important considerations to secure meaningful contributions. Come learn how to position your organization’s fundraising efforts for success.
About The Presenters:
Jeffrey Borchardt
Vice President
Association Development Solutions
Jeffrey has been a member of the ADS team since 2008, and during this time he has assisted his association clients in raising millions of dollars. He has consulted with ADS clients in all aspects of fundraising, including capital campaigns, annual appeals, corporate and foundation relations, sponsorship, and major gift solicitations.
Prior to joining ADS, Jeff was a member of the Medical Sciences Development team at UCLA, working in the Departments of Neurosciences, Surgery, and Orthopedic Surgery. Within the industry, he has served as Chair of the Fundraising & Development Shared Interest Group and member of the Awards and Recognition Committee for Association Forum. He has also served on numerous ASAE committees and maintains active membership in Association Forum, Association Foundation Group (AFG) and American Society of Association Executives (ASAE).
Kathryn Dattomo, MNA, CFRE
Executive Director
ASGE Foundation 
Kathryn Dattomo is the Executive Director of the ASGE Foundation. The ASGE Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) and supports the Society’s mission to advance patient care and digestive health by promoting excellence and innovation in gastrointestinal endoscopy. Kathryn is responsible for managing the day to day affairs of the ASGE Foundation and leading a comprehensive development program that includes annual fund, major gifts, grants, capital campaigns, special events, planned giving, and other strategic fundraising initiatives.
Kathryn has nearly 20 years of experience in fundraising and nonprofit management. She is on the Board of Directors of the Association Foundation Group (AFG) and is Co-Chair of the AFG Communications & Marketing Committee. She is a member of the Association Foundation Group (AFG), Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) and Association Forum and is a past Chair of the FORUM magazine Editorial Working Group and past Chair of Association Forum of Chicagoland’s Fundraising and Development Shared Interest Group.
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 Note: This program is not endorsed, accredited, or affiliated with ASAE or the CAE program.  Applicants may use any program that meets eligibility requirements in the specific timeframe towards the exam application or renewal. There are no specific individual courses required as part of the applications – selection of eligible education is up to the applicant based on his/her needs.


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