Major Gifts: Raise the Money of Your Dreams
We'll learn trade secrets from Gail Perry in her webinar for bringing major donors and mega-gifts into your organization. Get the tools you need to secure those wonderful, large major gifts. Learn donor prospect strategies and strategies for getting out of the office. Discover easy, fun conversation topics with donors and hear first-hand from our expert panel about what really works for securing that big gift (and what doesn't!). If you'd like to close some six and seven figure gifts in the coming year be sure to join us!
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM: Networking Breakfast
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM: Webinar
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM: Panel Discussion + Q&A
Members free, Non-members $30.
Meet Our Moderator
David M. Coyne, CFRE, is the President of The Sheridan Group, a full-service fundraising consulting firm based in Arlington, VA, founded in 1983. He has more than twenty-five years of experience in successfully leading and counseling national and international non-profits organizations.
Beginning in 1991, he served as chief development officer of two national association foundations (including the AFP (then NSFRE) Foundation for Philanthropy) and as a university director of annual giving, before joining The Sheridan Group in 2003.
Dave serves as Co-Chair of the 2018 AFPDC National Capital Philanthropy Celebration and is a member of the AFP Foundation’s Stewardship Committee. In addition, he is a past president of the Franklin and Marshall College Alumni Association and a past Trustee of the College.
Christina DiMeglio Lopez
Christina DiMeglio Lopez is a creative fundraising and outreach professional with more than fifteen years at the Smithsonian Institution advancing non-profit missions through fundraising, membership and external relations. Christina led Smithsonian Affiliation’s national campaign while developing and executing advancement strategy for major and institutional gifts and grants. During the national campaign, Christina raised $75M as part of the Smithsonian’s Education and Access development team, exceeding the campaign’s goal by $5 million. She has successfully activated major gift partnerships over the past two years, securing over $2.5M for educational programs in communities across the country. Christina and her team also work with 215 non-profit Affiliates of the Smithsonian to share resources for expansion and improvement of their donor bases, fundraising and outreach.
Christina contributes to the advancement community as a member of the Development and Membership Committee of American Alliance of Museums, as an Advisory Committee member of the Smithsonian Advancement Academy, and is an incoming Education Committee member of the Washington D.C. Chapter of AFP.
Eboni is a relationship manager who understands the process and strategy required to build a sustainable major gifts program. As a Development Manager, she increased annual revenue by nearly 40%, including a 60% revenue increase by mid-year. As Senior Manager of Individual Giving, she helped host more than 50 people each month, through intimate, board-led gatherings that used mission moments to engage prospective major donors.
Having worked predominantly in human services, Eboni followed this passion to a new adventure at a youth development organization. Currently, she oversees relationships with major donors in their Eastern region, a territory covering more than 20 states. Her specialties are process improvement, moves management, and donor engagement. Eboni also has experience in board recruitment and management, pipeline development, and event fundraising.
Eboni is a graduate of George Mason University where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Government. She obtained her Master’s from The Johns Hopkins University SAIS, where she focused on human rights and economics. She is a member of AFP DC, Philanthropy Career Network (Aspen Leadership Group), and DC EcoWomen. Staying true to her southern roots, she and her husband reside in Virginia with their two young sons.
Jennifer Dumas has been a development professional since graduating from college…let’s say twenty-odd years ago. Her career has led her to San Francisco during the first dot com boom, across the pond to a women’s college in Cambridge and across the border to a medieval town renowned for its learning and golf before finally settling in the nation’s capital in a 1900s row house on Capitol Hill. In addition to her experience in higher education, she’s worked as a major gifts officer for the Environmental Defense Fund and the National Geographic Society. She currently serves as Director of Principal Gifts for the National Park Foundation focusing on seven and eight figure donations to help protect national parks through crucial conservation and preservation efforts, to connect all Americans with their incomparable natural landscapes, vibrant culture and rich history, and to engage the next generation of park stewards. She enjoys travel, rowing, kayaking, spinning fiber, and reading while curled up with her two Scottish rescue cats (and yes, they purr with a brogue).