Nonprofit fundraisers have been forced to become quite nimble and creative over the past eighteen months. This session from John Erstling, Principal of Inspire Philanthropy, explores recent research and data on the COVID-19 crisis and its impact on fundraising goals and long-range plans. This information will inform how charitable organizations have shifted their approach to fundraising and will identify the strategies that are most effective at motivating donors to give today.
Our speaker will be joining us live at Deerwood Country Club, but you have the option of joining via Zoom or in-person at Deerwood.
We will send you the Zoom link to join us from 8:50-10 am.
Cost: $15 for members, $25 for guestsAbout the Speaker: John Erstling
With more than twenty years of professional experience, John Erstling has worked in the philanthropic sector with a number of progressive institutions. Equipped with a B.A. in Economics and M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration, John has utilized his financial acumen, organizational management skills, and educational approach to impact each of the organizations he has served.
Over the course of his career, he has raised over $60 million in revenue and charitable support. He has built, led and managed successful teams, introduced innovative fundraising programs, launched and completed successful capital campaigns, developed fundraising bench strength by establishing the trust of organizational leadership and deepened long-lasting relationships with board members, donors, corporate partners and volunteers.
Most recently John served as Senior Vice President for Community Engagement and Philanthropy at Community Hospice & Palliative Care, a post-acute provider serving more than 2,000 patients and families in sixteen counties throughout north and central Florida. He provided executive leadership for the organization’s community benefit initiatives and was responsible for the Foundation, community health, and community education.
Prior to that, he served in various leadership roles at Baptist Health, a comprehensive regional health system serving the North Florida and South Georgia region. While at Baptist, he successfully launched a $100 million comprehensive campaign focused on significant capital expansion and endowment growth, the largest in the organization’s history.
John has a passion for education and spent his early career working in both higher education and independent schools. At The Bolles School, one of the largest day and boarding schools in the United States, he served as Director of Alumni Programs and Giving where he led regional and national efforts to engage alumni in progressive levels of involvement and major giving. Gifts from alumni grew by 175% under his leadership, and he was instrumental in the execution of the school’s $28 million capital campaign.