Speaking and Training Topics for Nonprofit Audiences

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Getting to the Heart of the Generation Gap: Generational fundraising tips and techniques
For the first time in history fundraisers and donors could span five generations. As a result, nonprofits are facing new challenges in our ability to raise money. Studies show that one third of us waste about five hours a week on intergenerational conflicts. Ideas about work ethic, wardrobe and new communications technology are constantly being discussed to determine the best way to connect with donors. Understandably, conflicts can occur over what people feel or how they say it. Navigating these trials and capitalizing on each generations’ strengths will enhance donor relationships resulting in raising more money. It also helps everyone get along better in the workplace. In this fun, interactive session you will have the opportunity to learn and practice fundraising skills that span the generations. You will leave with tips and techniques that are useful immediately to design your individual “generationally sensitive” donor fundraising plan. Learning Objectives: 1. Understand how our and our donors’ history, influences their reaction to our solicitation 2. Learn what motivates and demotivates each generation 3. See how differences will continue to affect fundraising in the future 4. Know how to be “generationally sensitive” and raise more money faster
Giving-ology: Eleven quick, surefire ways to raise money in 30 days
Fundraisers know the importance of giving first before asking others for a gift. That was my inspiration to challenge myself to give something away every day for a year. My attitude about giving dramatically changed during that time. I experienced what scientists have called “a shift in our brain when we give”. I have since found that sharing this new perspective with our donors and potential donors often increases donor numbers as well as the size of their gifts. Research studies indicate that when we give of ourselves and our resources, we become happier, healthier and more productive. In addition, focusing outside ourselves causes amazing things to happen in our brain. This session will help you discover the benefits about being more altruistic every day. Also highlighted is the current research on giving and suggested tips and techniques to overcome challenges and resistance. Experiential activities, stories and magic are used to get everyone involved, active and learning. Learning Objectives: 1. Learn why giving time, energy and money is so rewardingto the giver 2. Debunk the myths of giving and learn how to focus on the mission served 3. Understand how to use recent research on benefits of giving to raise more money
Putting the Fun in Fundraising: A fun, step-by-step guide to raising more money, faster
Insightful and energizing, this program provides ways for fundraisers to lighten up and enjoy raising money. A fun approach to fundraising increases success by stimulating creativity and cooperation. Donor giving and satisfaction improve when fundraisers are enthusiastic about their mission. This program is designed to teach by example. Experiential activities are used to get people involved, having fun and learning the fundamentals of fun fundraising. Stories and magic add emphasis and demonstrate why work that is fun gets done. Each activity is metaphorically related to fundamentals of fundraising. Fundraisers often see new solutions to engage donors when looked at in this playful way. This content rich program has a ton of actionable value. Learning Objectives: 1. Learn how to use fun to increase donor engagement. 2. Define and list appropriate ways to make fun of fundraising. 3. Understand the importance of a positive attitude on raising more money faster. 4. Learn to change negative attitudes into positive energy. 5. Be energized by participating in fun, meaningful activities.