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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

Oct
5

Webinar: Fundraising Communications 1 – Defining Your Case for Support 2016

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 from 10:00am - 11:00am 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 five 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.

Key Learnings

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 overcomplicating 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)

Presenters

Andy Brommel, Director, Communications Consulting, Campbell & Company

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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Oct
17

Event: So You Want to Build an Endowment

Monday, October 17, 2016, 11:00am - 12:10pm
Heathman Lodge, Vancouver, WA

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About this session at the Nonprofit Network Annual Conference

Building—or growing—an endowment for your nonprofit is a long-term commitment, and it may be the key to sustainability of your programs and services. Learn what you will need to prepare, as well as to strategize, create buy-in, and implement a successful endowment campaign. Learn how endowments work and how to determine if you really need one. Learn about the different kinds of endowments, how you choose which kind is right for your organization, and how much to raise. Learn how to “sell” endowment to your donors without jeopardizing critical dollars for operating support, and… what to do next!

Intended Audience

Fundraising professionals of all levels

Speaker

Amy Brown, CFRE, Senior Consultant, Collins Group, a division of Campbell & Company

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Oct
20

Event: Pitch Perfect – Crafting Your Organization’s Quick Pitch

Thursday, October 20, 2016, 9:45am - 11:00am
Spokane Convention Center, Spokane, WA

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About this workshop at the Inland Northwest Conference for the Greater Good

Everything you want to accomplish through your organization begins with the story you tell. No matter what role you play—from volunteer and board to programs and development staff, everyone has the opportunity to draw someone in with a concise and inspiring answer to the question—so what do you do? Our main goal is to distill the essence of what you do and why you do it into a quick, engaging pitch. We’ll explore how your quick pitch translates into more committed supporters for your organization and how to adapt it to different audiences and settings.  Our interactive format will simulate real life – come prepared with a pitch in mind, and we will refine and practice together in real time. You will leave with a quick pitch you are proud to share everywhere from the grocery store to the board room.

Intended Audience

Executive leaders, volunteer leaders, and fundraisers

Speakers

Julie Bianchi, CFRE, Consultant, Collins Group, a division of Campbell & Company
Anna Goren, Associate Consultant, Collins Group, a division of Campbell & Company

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Oct
20

Event: Making Authentic Connections with the Millennial Generation

Thursday, October 20, 2016, 9:35am - 10:35am
Washington Athletic Club, Seattle, WA

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About this session at the 2016 Not-for-Profit Leadership and Governance Summit

Millennials are now young adults and a wired, connected world is all they have ever known. This population segment is nearly as large as the Baby Boomers generation. This session explores the attitudes and perceptions of these 20- to 35-year-old consumers and, with focus group insights, how mission-driven organizations can connect more deeply with this increasingly influential group.

Speakers

JoAnn Mills, Senior Consultant, Collins Group, a division of Campbell & Company
Robert Dunlop, Chief Executive Officer, Cascade Public Media

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Oct
26

Webinar: What’s Your Data Plan?

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 from 10:00am - 11:00am PT

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About this Free Webinar (presented by Campbell & Company)

Finally, a data plan that pays you. Donor analytics can help you uncover and realize your philanthropic potential, but the scale and complexity of these services can be overwhelming. Organizations need to develop clear plans for using their data to drive fundraising. Join our webinar to learn about different analytics options, and how you can use them to build better cultivation and solicitation strategies.

Key Learnings

Participants will learn about:

  • Different analytics services and their value
  • How to interpret analytics results
  • How to build a prospect pipeline for campaign and/or major gift fundraising
  • Using analytics to develop tailored cultivation and solicitation strategies

Intended Audience

This webinar is ideal for development leaders and staff

Presenters

Carrie Dahlquist, Director, Strategic Information Services, Campbell & Company

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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Nov
1

Webinar: Investors vs. Donors – A distinction that matters?

Tuesday, November 1, 2016, 10:00 – 11:00am PT

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About this Free Webinar

Fundraisers are writing and talking a lot about an emerging type of donor, one who looks at philanthropy more as a strategic investment than a feel-good act of charity. Who are these investor/donors? What do they want from your nonprofit? What language moves them to action? Join Collins Group Vice President James Plourde, CFRE, Associate Consultant Andi Price, and experts from the field as we delve deeper into these questions. We’ll share winning strategies you can use to identify, cultivate, and solicit the investor/donors in your midst.

Key Learnings

  • An overview of the trends in investment philanthropy
  • Strategies for tracking your organization’s social impact
  • Best practices for identifying, cultivating, and soliciting investor/donors

Intended Audience

Fundraising, communications, and marketing professionals of all levels

Presenters

James Plourde, CFRE, Vice President, Collins Group, a division of Campbell & Company
Andi Price, Associate Consultant, Collins Group, a division of Campbell & Company
Special guests – Details coming soon!

CFRE

CFRE accreditation is pending.

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Nov
16

Webinar: Fundraising in a Global World – Engaging an Increasingly Diverse and International Donor Base

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 from 10:00am - 11:00am PT

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About this Free Webinar (presented by Campbell & Company)

Educational institutions are experiencing a dramatic uptick in the matriculation of diverse scholars into their student bodies—yet most have not mastered engaging students’ diverse communities in philanthropy. This webinar will explore how institutions are approaching international fundraising and focus on best practices they have employed to build effective capabilities and outreach with international constituencies—including what has worked and the cultural fluencies driving the results—and will also include development/advancement departmental capabilities necessary for such an initiative. The session will explore best practices from school development teams successfully building international fundraising programs with diverse donors and cultures, leading to increased involvement and donor participation.

Key Learnings

Through this session, we will cover:

  • Best practices from school development teams for successfully building international fundraising programs
  • The skills development/advancement teams must require to create and manage an effective international fundraising program
  • Case examples from institutions that explore all phases of the developing such an initiative, from beginnings to successful metrics

Intended Audience

Development/fundraising professionals at educational institutions

Presenters

Shoshana Grammer, Senior Consultant, Campbell & Company

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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Dec
14

Webinar: Fundraising Communications 2 – Crafting Your Message 2016

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 from 10:00am - 11:00am 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 five 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)

All strong communications begin with a clear, powerful message. It’s the idea that sticks in your donor’s head, the phrase that your Board members repeat in conversation, the “a ha” moment that makes your mission click.

The second webinar in our Fundraising Communications series will guide you through the process of creating powerful core messages to drive all of your fundraising communications.

Key Learnings

Through this session, we will cover:

  • What constitutes a true message—and what doesn’t
  • How to articulate your case in a short set of three to five key messages
  • Examples of powerful donor-ready messages 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).

Presenters

Andy Brommel, Director, Communications Consulting, Campbell & Company

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.

Register Now

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