Fundraising Fridays - November 12

Creating a Strong Structure for Long-Term Engagement

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Keynote Speaker:  8:05 - 8:30 AM 

Donor Retention: How to Keep Your Donors Involved, Engaged and Committed


Alphonce Brown, Jr., ACFRE - Director of Development and Alumni Relations, Stetson University College of Law

Every year, most nonprofit donor retention rates hover around 40%. The keynote will address how to increase your donor retention by building a program where donors are engaged and feel directly connected to your mission so they stay longer and give more.

Break: 8:30 - 8:45 AM 

Panel Discussion: 8:45 - 9:45 AM

Engaging Donors in Mission: Your Mission is Your Greatest Saleskit


  • How to tell impactful stories
  • Using different multimedia tools
  • Nurturing new donors
  • Stewarding long time donors
  • Unique ways to celebrate your mission

Alphonce Brown, Jr., ACFRE - Moderator

Matthew Campo, Chief Executive Officer of Ronald McDonald House Charities New York Metro

Debbie Kneidl, Chief Fundraising Officer, IGHL Family of Services

Jeff Eichenlaub, Senior Development Officer, Habitat for Humanity


Session One: 9:45 - 10:45 AM

Building and Developing Effective Boards

Colson.jpgAs any nonprofit leader knows, a strong board of directors is critical to an organization’s success and long-term resilience.  You can set your board members up for success – whether they’re brand new or they’ve been with you for a while – by helping them understand their responsibilities and establishing clear expectations for their role in your organization’s governance, work and mission. 

Presenter: Matthew Coulson, Vice President for Development and Alumni Engagement, Farmingdale State College

Break: 10:45 - 11:00 AM

Session Two: 11:00 - 11:45 AM

Monthly Giving Programs

Monthly Giving Programs are a necessary part of a successful fundraising shop and offer many benefits to any size organization.  Learn all the basics of how to build a monthly giving program and ways to increase or grow a program you may already have in place. 


Lori Finch, SVP Fundraising Services, iDonate

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