Discuss the fundraising cycle and come take a look through the eyes of an auctioneer, an executive director, and a wealth screener to discover 4 key strategies for securing the gift from prospects and how to move donors to higher giving levels. The experts will elaborate on these 4 strategies: Culture of Philanthropy, Donor Centric, Cultivation, and Stewardship – demonstrating to donors the impact and value of their gift in advancing your mission.
- Create a strategic plan on who should attend their special event.
- Designing creative means to securing at least 50% of your fundraising goal through pre-committed gifts and attendee wealth screenings.
- Develop a stewardship plan that will keep your donors giving year after year.
Professional Auctioneer & Fundraising Consultant, Raising Paddles LLC
Scott Jones is a 25-year veteran Professional Fundraising Auctioneer & Special Event Consultant. He is the only auctioneer in the world to have earned the prestigious certification of Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE), a Nationally Certified Auctioneer and one of only 200 Benefit Auction Specialists. The Raising Paddle Team conducts over 150 fundraising events annually. Scott has helped non-profits raise over $150 million through special event fundraising.
Executive Director, Fellowship Housing
Pam Orr is the Executive Director for Fellowship Housing, a nonprofit that serves single moms and their children through safe, affordable housing and financial literacy training. She loves seeing single moms transform as they gain confidence and are empowered to build new legacies for their families. Pam has over 15 years of experience working in the nonprofit sector in both executive leadership and board oversight.
Under her leadership, Fellowship Housing has increased the number of families served by 33% and increased its revenue by 190%. She is incredibly passionate about equipping single moms to create a generational impact for their families and excited that Fellowship Housing continues to expand its reach with a 2021 launch into McHenry County and a 2022 launch into DuPage County.
Sr. Director of Nonprofit Sales , Windfall Data
Kyle Curry is the Senior Director of Nonprofit Sales at Windfall, where he supports all sizes of nonprofit organizations as they explore wealth screening, AI propensity modeling and marketing lead generation. He has been working for and with nonprofits since 2006, as a fundraiser, event director, board member, and consultative sales leader with a speciality in technology, digital strategy, and data.
Kyle lives in Chicago, Illinois with his rescue beagle Commander Riker. When not stymied by a global pandemic he loves to travel for fun, for concerts, fine dining, and craft breweries & distilleries. Hobbies include Geocaching (it’s a nerdy scavenger hunt) and watching film (he’s a 9 year participant in AMC’s best picture marathon).