Welcome to AFP Wine Country Chapter

The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Wine Country Chapter is dedicated to promoting dynamic fundraising leadership and philanthropic cultures throughout the North Bay. 
Join AFP today to build your fundraising skills and fuel your passion for philanthropy!

Wine country chapter EVENTS

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Integrating Major Gifts Into Your Development Plan


Securing a major gift is more than asking for more money.  It is aligning the donor’s values and goals with your organization’s values and plan. The actions and engagement with your donor are different, this workshop will help you understand how.  In this session, Pat will coach us on how a major gift differs from an annual gift, steps for integrating major gift activities into your work, how to approach a potential donor, getting the appointment, presenting the case and how to address your own jitters and nerves. 


Adding major gifts to your development plan is key to your organization’s growth and engaging top philanthropists in your mission.  Come with your ideas, your dreams, your fears and your bad ass self – it takes all of this to do major gift work.


Pat Callahan is the Board Chair of AFP, Wine Country, she is committed to the building and development of our professional culture and skills.  She has over 20 years of experience in development and major gifts. Pat loves fundraising and, in particular, loves major gifts and the wonderful conversations it enables with philanthropists. She has secured major gifts – from $10,000 to $6.8 million -  in national, statewide and local organizations and is currently Director of Philanthropy, Western Region, for American Rivers.

Registration is required for this FREE webinar
Registration closes Tuesday, October 27 at Noon
Zoom details will be emailed on October 27

Thank you to our chapter sponsors
Tony Crab, Board member, CTE Foundation

Pat Callahan

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