AFP Northeast Ohio Presents the Fundraising Effectiveness Project AFP Donor Retention Course: A Self-Assessment Workshop
The Fundraising Effectiveness Project annual survey indicates that nonprofits are losing nearly as many donors and gifts as they gain each year.
The AFP Northeast Ohio Chapter is offering its members a unique hands-on opportunity to create a game plan for your development department. The workshop is based on data collected via the Fundraising Effectiveness Project (FEP), an annual survey of the gains and losses of donors and gifts. Building a sustainable development program means you need to acquire donors and KEEP them. This workshop will provide you with a database management simulation and comparative benchmark statistics based on organizational budgets, location, staff size, sector, and geographic region.
By the end of the workshop, you’ll have a framework to develop and use metrics to analyze the overall performance of your development office. To take full advantage of this workshop, there is advance “homework.” Those who register by June 1 will receive a data input form to complete in advance. Using this form during the workshop, you will create and take up to eight personalized analyses specific to your organization that you can review with your CEO and development team.
Space is limited to 40 participants, so don’t delay – sign up today! Note: this opportunity is designed for those who will be active participants in the pre-workshop Assignment and the hands-on exercises.
WHO: Designed for fundraising professionals at the intermediate to advanced level who have responsibility for donor cultivation. Facilitated by Lori Hunter Overmyer, MBA, CFRE. 8.0 points of CFRE Credit for full participation. Teams of two from each agency should include a development professional and a data collection professional.
WHEN: Thursday, June 15, 2023
WHERE: Walsh Jesuit High School, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44224
REGISTRATION: $75/member (add a team member for only $30 - Guest of Chapter Nonmember), $150/non-member (add a team member for $30 - Guest of Chapter Nonmember.) Includes boxed lunch and refreshments.
NOTE: It is highly recommended that the organization/agency register in teams of two (data and development) | Registration is limited to 20 teams or 40 individual registrations.
This workshop is applicable for 8.0 points of CFRE credit. The workshop instructor is Lori Hunter Overmyer, MBA, CFRE, a member of the AFP Task Force that developed this module, and a certified workshop instructor.
Lori Hunter Overmyer, MBA, CFRE
Topics covered include:
· Why organizations lose donors and money
· How keeping donors increases fundraising success Determining the effectiveness of fundraising efforts
· Developing a successful donor retention plan
Registrants receive instructions from course facilitator Lori Hunter Overmyer on the growth-in-giving reports and will receive a Fundraising Fitness Test (FFT) to analyze as part of the seminar. Data is to be received by June 8, 2023. These reports can be run using Excel spreadsheets, so no specific fundraising software is required. If you do not wish to provide data for analysis in advance, a “real world” set of data will be provided to become familiar with reading the FFT reports.