My Philanthropic Predictions for 2017

2017 promises to bring change and hopefully a better future. The building strength of the economy will continue to positively increase philanthropy this year. Below are my philanthropic predictions for this New Year.       Generosity rising. 2017 will bring another increase in total philanthropic giving by ~4% to reach a new high of over $388 … More My Philanthropic Predictions for 2017

Cultivation & Cocktails

  Raise a glass to creating a fun and social atmosphere in order to introduce potential donors to your nonprofit. Check out a great article by Stay Classy on the 8 Ways to Host the Ultimate Donor Appreciation Event and how to host a successful donor cultivation reception. Cheers!

The A-ha Moment of Raising Major Gifts

A year ago, I started working with a new client who wanted to dramatically increase their major gifts program – a program that had existed in result of mostly unsolicited donations. We spent 3 to 6 months poring through donor lists, noticing giving patterns, identifying relationship managers, creating individual cultivation strategies and solicitation amounts for … More The A-ha Moment of Raising Major Gifts

Join me for a FREE Lunch Seminar about How to Pursue Major Donors

    Topic: Dating Your Donors: The Courtship of Cultivation Learn:  Identify donors: “Your Type”, set ups, online dating and yentas Cultivate donors: “Woo” donors Solicit donors: “Pop the question” Steward donors: Nurture the relationship to “happily ever after” Speaker: Renee Herrell, M.A., CFRE  RCH Consulting Renee Herrell brings her abundant positive energy and over a … More Join me for a FREE Lunch Seminar about How to Pursue Major Donors

Women and Philanthropy

Women and Philanthropy Last month, I was honored to host two of San Diego’s leading women philanthropists, Linda Katz and Gayle Tauber, to discuss the role of women and philanthropy. They shared their own experiences as philanthropists, what led them to establish Women Give San Diego and the role that development directors and nonprofit organizations … More Women and Philanthropy