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Relationship Building: The Written and Spoken Word
Apr 6, 2021 12:00 PM (ET)
Jun 1, 2021 2:00 PM (ET)
AFP MI, Capital Area Chapter
Join AFP-CAC for a special three-part series featuring Simone Joyaux and Tom Ahern! This sequential learning program will dive into topics of how to apply the written and spoken word in your nonprofit organization.
April 6 12-2 p.m.
May 4 12-2 p.m.
June 1 12-2 p.m.
The written word:
At each session,
will cover an important donor-communications principle. Additionally, he'll professionally critique work you've submitted (see assignments below) using a variety of easy pass/fail tests he's developed.
Each critique takes 5 to 15 minutes. All attendees hear every critique. However, time is limited, so not everything will get critiqued. The earlier you submit your work, the more likely it is
will choose it.
1st session-April 6
Draft a one-page solicitation letter. What's your simple offer? Why would the potential donor care?
2nd session-May 4: Draft a thank you letter. Assume that you've received a gift that's twice as large as your average gift.
Topic is the donor newsletter. You'll receive your assignment later.
The spoken word:
Simone will focus on fundamental concepts such as: donor retention and key elements of a top-notch relationship building program, the role of board members, program staff, and fundraisers in this relationship building work.
Subsequent sessions will include:
Engaging your donors in your mission
Forms of cultivation gatherings and one-on-one meet ups
Thank you calls, handwritten thank-you notes, and deeper conversations
Donor recognition program and donor surveys
The best face-to-face solicitation
The pinnacle of donor relationship building
Relationship building through fundraising events
About the Speakers:
Simone Joyaux, Joyaux Associate (
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Tom Ahern, Ahern Communications (
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