You Didn't Just Say That!?! - Challenging Fundraising Conversations
Thursday, July 11th, 2019
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM: Breakout 4
Inspired by Malcolm Gladwell's podcast "Revisionist History" - join us for an opportunity for honest, open therapy about how we handle internal and external discussions about philanthropy - with our leaders, colleagues and donors. How do we manage those discussions and come out whole?
Sometimes, we need to have the courage of our convictions to have respectful, but sometimes challenging conversations about fundraising strategy, budget, goals and alignment. Often these discussions occur with our leaders - volunteer and professional - who may or may not have the same personal experience in fundraising that we have.
That's where our real finesse comes in. Fundraising is an art and a science - we deploy our best skills with our donors. We actively listen, mirror behavior, align their values and philanthropic passions with our programs and missions. If we treat our leaders, managers and board members as our very best donors - how would those conversations change for the better?
What's said at Bridge stays at Bridge. Come prepared to share, learn and walk away standing tall and empowered to share your fundraising experience back at the office as your best self. Note: This will not be a b*(&h session.
Learning Outcome #1
By attending this session participants will learn: They are the experts in the room and how they can best share and communicate their knowledge and strategy with others.
Learning Outcome #2
By attending this session participants will learn: The personal philanthropic experience of leaders, staff and donors influences their actual knowledge of fundraising best practice, theory as well as how and why it works in a nonprofit organization. This session will share how to have meaningful discussions without being frustrated.
Learning Outcome #3
By attending this session participants will learn: Engaging early and often during fundraising planning, implementation and evaluation will help mitigate challenging fundraising discussions later.
To enhance the attendee's learning experience, we are looking for a variety of presentation styles. Please indicate your style: An interactive experience