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Our Consultants in the Community

Whether you are a one-person development shop or the leader of a large team; work at a local theater or a complex national healthcare system; are brand-new to the field or a seasoned veteran – our firm’s consultants have some great ideas and tools to help take your fundraising to the next level. Come see us in person or attend one of our free webinars!

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Upcoming Presentations

Sep
14

Webinar: Fundraising Communications 1 – Your Case for Support

Wednesday, September 14, from 10am - 11am PT

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About this webinar series:

Our Fundraising Communications series is our core communications curriculum for nonprofit leaders, fundraisers and communicators. In four sessions, we provide concepts, examples, tools and tricks for communicating effectively with donors and volunteers – from foundational ideas to finished materials.

About this free webinar (presented by Campbell & Company):

Successful fundraising communications begin with a strong case for support—yet many organizations struggle with case development. As the first webinar in our Fundraising Communications series, “Your Case for Support” will demystify this important but challenging concept and give your organization a simple, clear and focused way forward.Through this session, we will cover:

  • A straightforward definition that clarifies what the case needs to accomplish—and what it doesn’t
  • A simple working structure for defining your case without over-complicating the exercise
  • Case examples from across the nonprofit sector

We’ll explore these ideas in the context of campaigns as well as ongoing institutional fundraising.

Intended Audience

Executive Leaders, Volunteer Leaders, Fundraisers (all levels), Communications and Marketing (all levels)

Presenter

Andrew Brommel, Director, Communications Consulting

CFRE

Full participation in the above webinar is applicable for up to 1 CFRE continuing education point in category 1.B – Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification.

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Sep
18

Event: Panel on Donor Advised Funds at the 2015 Major Gifts Symposium

Friday, September 18 from 7am - 5:30pm
Seattle Marriott Waterfront, Seattle, WA

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About this AFP – Advancement Northwest “Lessons from the Field” Session

This donor panel will be the final of three engaging afternoon sessions focused on “what we know about what works” in major gifts. Specifically, we’ll be discussing how fundraisers work effectively with donor advisors and donors in this new era of the Donor Advised Fund.

Intended Audience

Please note that this session is open only to those registered for the Symposium.

Facilitator

Kate Roosevelt, CFRE, Executive Vice President, Collins Group, a division of Campbell & Company

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Sep
23

Webinar: Gearing Up for #GivingTuesday

Wednesday, September 23, from 10am - 11am PT

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About this free webinar (presented by Campbell & Company):

Have you marked your calendar for December 1, 2015? If not, now is the time because #GivingTuesday is quickly approaching. Three years of data shows that #GivingTuesday is becoming an increasingly popular and effective means for organizations to engage their supporters and expand their reach. Drawing from our Short and Sweet Guide to #GivingTuesday 2.0, we’ll share strategies for successfully leveraging #GivingTuesday across social media platforms. We’ll also discuss data from Blackbaud’s recently released #GivingTuesday Trends report, open up a dialogue about successes and common pitfalls, and learn about the resources and tools available to help your organization get ahead of the curve on #GivingTuesday—with the contributions to prove it.

Key Takeaways

Whether you have been involved with #GivingTuesday since 2012 or are just considering joining the movement, you will learn how to:

  • Outline goals and objectives based on past experiences and recent data
  • Define your metrics and targets to track your #GivingTuesday success
  • Identify your audience and create your messaging
  • Create effective, compelling, and shareable content
  • Steward newly acquired supporters and donors

Intended Audience

Fundraising and marketing staff. No prior #GivingTuesday experience is necessary.

Presenters

Caitlin Murdoch, JD, Associate Consultant, Campbell & Company
Marlee Honcoop, Member Services Coordinator, Donors Forum

 

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Oct
14

Webinar: Incentive Compensation in Healthcare Philanthropy

Wednesday, October 14, from 10am - 11am PT

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About this free webinar (presented by Campbell & Company):

Our firm’s Healthcare Team recently conducted a national study on incentive compensation practices of 81 healthcare fundraising institutions. Our survey-based report provides an overview of the frequency, structure and characteristics of performance incentive practices as well as the prevailing attitudes and opinions surrounding them in healthcare philanthropy. This webinar will also discuss the currently identified components of successful incentive programs.

Key Takeaways

Healthcare professionals, and those interested in incentive practices, should join us as we discuss the findings of our nationwide study, including:

  • An overview of the various types of incentive structures across healthcare philanthropy institutions
  • Similarities and differences of performance incentives, including signing and retention incentives
  • Beliefs and attitudes concerning the effectiveness of incentive compensation
  • Characteristics of successful incentive plans that reward and retain high performers

Intended Audience

While our survey was restricted to Foundation Presidents and Chief Development Officers at healthcare institutions, this webinar is suited for any fundraising professionals and executives interested in incentive practices.

Presenters

Dan Nevez, Consultant, Executive Search
Susan Ell, Executive Director and Vice President, The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital

 

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Nov
3

Webinar: Arts & Culture Philanthropy in the Northwest: The Changing Nature of “Capital” and What It Means for Fundraising

Tuesday, November 4, 2015 from 12pm - 1pm PST

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About this Free Webinar

Arts and culture philanthropy has evolved significantly in recent years, especially in the Northwest. Following the building boom of the ‘90s and stabilization efforts of the ‘00s, our region boasts some of the nation’s most sophisticated and pioneering theaters, museums, and art spaces. So what happens now? We’ll talk with representatives of some of our region’s most iconic arts and culture organizations about the changing nature of giving from capital to endowment to program to working capital. We’ll also examine the rise in giving to arts and culture organizations since the Great Recession and the implications for fundraising of the recent passage of the Cultural Access Fund in Washington State.

Key Takeaways

  • An understanding of how arts and culture organizations are capitalizing their organizations in new and different ways
  • Tips for how you can engage your members and donors more deeply in programmatic support
  • Thoughts on how to leverage the Cultural Access Fund and (re)position your case for philanthropy as new resources become available

Intended Audience

This webinar is best suited for development staff of all levels, executive staff, and volunteer leadership at arts and culture organizations in the Northwest.

Presenters

Kate Roosevelt, CFRE, Executive Vice President
Jennifer Lee, Consultant
Special guests – details coming soon!

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Nov
21

Event: Readying Your School Community for a Special Campaign

Sunday, November 8 from 2:30pm - 3:45pm PT
Hotel Murano, Tacoma, WA

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About this NWAIS 2015 Institutional Leadership Conference Breakout Session

Your board has adopted a new strategic plan that includes a special campaign in the near future. The needs are clear. The architect is selected. The Finance Committee has done its homework: either to determine the costs of a new building, or perhaps, to figure out what size endowment fund you’ll need to keep tuition affordable. In other words, you’re ready to move forward – or are you? While your school may have a special fundraising effort every decade, many members of your school community may be new to campaigns. How will you make sure donors at all levels are ready to step up with the kinds of transformational gifts you’ll need to achieve your goals?

Key Takeaways

In this session, participants will come away with practical tips your trustees and staff can take to educate, cultivate, and inspire all of your school’s stakeholders to help turn your vision into reality.

Intended Audience

Please note that this session is open only to those registered for the NWAIS 2015 Leadership conference.

Panelists

Barbara Maduell, CFRE, Senior Consultant, Collins Group, a division of Campbell & Company

Dec
8

Webinar: When Science meets Art – Using Data to Build Meaningful Relationships with K-12 Donors

Tuesday, December 8, 2015 from 10am - 11am PST

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About this Free Webinar

Are you a Head of School or Development Director who thinks you –or your trustees – have personal connections to most of your school’s major gifts prospects? With new families arriving each year and alumni moving into post-college careers, you may not know as much as you should about the giving “capacity” of your constituents. We’ll share best practices and learnings from the field about different kinds of data “analytics.”

Key Takeaways

Participants will learn:

  • What a “wealth screen” of your database includes, and what it doesn’t
  • How to conduct research that will help you uncover and learn more about your top prospects
  • How to generate reports that help you make the most of the information you gather

Intended Audience

This webinar is best suited for Heads of School or development professionals at independent and other private schools.

Presenters

Erin Culbertson, Director of Institutional Giving, SAAS (Seattle Academy of Arts & Sciences)
Barbara Maduell, Senior Consultant, Collins Group, a division of Campbell & Company
Mark Seiler, Associate Consultant, Campbell & Company

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