SVC Webinars

Join us for an Audio Conference on an array of fundraising topics! AFP IHQ Audio Conferences are offered to members for $20 and non-members for $40. The previously-recorded web/audio conferences can be accessed via YouTube. On the scheduled date you will receive an email with the private link to the presentation and will have two weeks to access it.  The recording is approximate 1 hour and each conference provides an opportunity to earn 1 point toward your CFRE.

2018 Schedule

June Webinar: Transformational Donor Events

Registrants will receive a link where they will have two weeks to access the webinar whenever they want and however many times they want.

We suggest you invite members of your team to join you so you can discuss the concepts among yourselves. You can stop and start the presentation as many times as you wish. You can access this from wherever you have internet access and a browser.

Recording will be sent on Monday, June 18 and removed on Friday, June 29

$20 members/ $40 non-members. No refunds.

DESCRIPTION

Imagine if your signature event could consistently raise significant funding and kick start relationships with new major donors. This would require an intentional invitation strategy, transformational content, and flawless execution. Learn how to integrate best practices in major donor events to elevate the impact of your events. In this session, Bob Westfall and Lisa Wolf will share key insights from their experience executing over 330 major donor events, which have raised over $650 million.

During this webinar, participants will learn:

  1. The difference between transactional and transformational giving
  2. The elements of a compelling transformational case
  3. The different purposes of donor events [brand awareness, recognition, acquisition, cultivation]
  4. How an effective event can compress the major donor cultivation cycle
  5. The key do’s and don’ts of successful major donor events [right people, smaller group, relationally focused, 2+ days]
  6. How to structure an effective donor event strategy


CONTRIBUTORS

 

Bob Westfall

Bob Westfall, CEO of Westfall Gold, launched the company in 2002 with a singular mission: To help clients fund transformational impact around the world. Inspired by the Parable of the Talents, he has drawn on his experience in major donor development to build one of the country’s preeminent fundraising consultancies. To date, the Westfall Gold team has guided leading universities, nonprofits and faith-based organizations in raising $650 million through the company’s signature major donor events.

Lisa Wolf

Lisa Wolf, Westfall Gold’s Vice President of Consulting, is passionate about working with nonprofits that work hard every day to improve the lives of others. From 2005-2013, Lisa held senior leadership positions at CURE International, a medical ministry with hospitals and programs in 29 countries throughout the developing world. At CURE, she was responsible for creating the communications strategy for general, mid-range and major donors, as well as growing the organization’s general donor base through development of an online, radio and direct mail strategy.

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September Webinar: Cracking the Code of Facebook Fundraising

 

Registrants will receive a link where they will have two weeks to access the webinar whenever they want and however many times they want.

We suggest you invite members of your team to join you so you can discuss the concepts among yourselves. You can stop and start the presentation as many times as you wish. You can access this from wherever you have internet access and a browser.

Recording will be sent on Wednesday, September 12 and removed on Wednesday, September 26.

$20 members/ $40 non-members. No refunds.

 

DESCRIPTION

“How do I turn my Facebook likes into donors?” This question is often asked by nonprofit fundraisers, and the answer hinges on a fundamental truth about Facebook users: people get on Facebook to “get,” not to “give.” Participants in this session will learn a repeatable model to turn Facebook into a sustainable source of new donors. 

CONTRIBUTORS


Jeff Giddens

Jeff Giddens is the President of NextAfter. He is obsessed with optimizing fundraising through rigorous testing and innovation. He’s helped clients like Hillsdale College, Feed the Children, CaringBridge and more find innovative ways to acquire more names, donors, and dollars. Prior to joining NextAfter, Jeff had worked in alumni fundraising, worked within and alongside many nonprofit organizations, and led digital marketing for Mark Cuban’s AXS TV network.



October Webinar: Stronger Together: Coordinating Grants and Development Increases

 

Registrants will receive a link where they will have two weeks to access the webinar whenever they want and however many times they want.

We suggest you invite members of your team to join you so you can discuss the concepts among yourselves. You can stop and start the presentation as many times as you wish. You can access this from wherever you have internet access and a browser.

Recording will be sent on Wednesday, October 17 and removed on Wednesday, October 31.

$20 members/ $40 non-members. No refunds.

DESCRIPTION

Consistent funding is vital to thriving programs. To achieve consistent funding, especially in uncertain times, thriving organizations are working to build diverse funding streams that integrate fundraising and grant seeking. Is your organization missing funding opportunities without a purposeful coordination of grants seeking and fundraising efforts? 

Learn how organizations can coordinate grants and development for a greater return on investment:

  • How to build infrastructure that advances your fundraising strategy and increases grant awards
  • How coordinating grants and gifts positions an organization to be a stronger competitor
  • How strong relationships between grants, development, and communications improve funding stability and organization outcomes

CONTRIBUTORS


Jo Miller

Jo Miller, GPC, SMS is the ownerand principal of J Miller & Associates, Inc., a consulting firm specializing grants, social media marketing, program design, team development, and online communications. She is the founder and Managing Director of SmartEGrants, a professional development and training organization. She has more than 25 years experience in grants and management in the nonprofit and public-sector. Jo has worked in housing, health, disabilities, energy, and community development agencies and organizations throughout the country.