Wednesday, August 24, 2016
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Fundraising Bright Spots: Ideas and Inspiration from Social Change Organizations Raising Money from Individual Donors
Senior Project Director
What can we learn from organizations that are beating the odds? Prompted by the widespread fundraising challenges identified in “UnderDeveloped: A National Study of Challenges Facing Nonprofit Fundraising,” a new report, “Fundraising Bright Spots” (by CompassPoint and Klein & Roth Consulting) has just been published. It highlights real-life stories of organizations that are experiencing inspiring success in individual donor fundraising. These stories illuminate potential solutions for moving past the vicious cycle of fundraising and celebrate the creative, persistent, values-driven—and sometimes unexpected—approaches to raising funds that will energize your own strategy and contribute to the bigger conversation on what it takes to “reset development” for a surer path to sustainability and long-term success. In this session, Marla Cornelius, co-author and researcher, will share the key findings and practical fundraising tips that all of us can learn from.