Fundraising Focus with Alice Ferris and James Anderson of GoalBusters

When:  Jun 8, 2018 from 8:00 AM to 2:30 PM (CT)
Associated with  AFP MO, Mid-America Chapter

June 8, 2018
Fundraising Focus with GoalBusters
Kauffman Foundation Conference Center, 4801 Rockhill Rd., Kansas City, MO

8 am to Noon - Never Too Small to Succeed: Major Gifts for Small Shops 
12:30 to 2:30 pm - Break the Rules: When Best Practices Aren't and What to Do Instead

Super early rate March 27 - April 10, early rate April 11 - April 30, regular rate May 1.

Join national fundraising experts Alice Ferris and James Anderson for a captivating discussion offering practical solutions to common fundraising challenges. Stay for the day or come for the morning or afternoon sessions. Either way, we guarantee you'll leave with strategies and tips you can begin using immediately to ensure success. 


Never Too Small to Succeed: Major Gifts for Small Shops With all the day to day demands of a development program, particularly at small to mid-size shops, it can be difficult, if not impossible, to think about cultivating major donors. Growing a major gifts program takes time, right? Yes, but any organization and any size staff can find a way to add philanthropic thinking to their all their fundraising strategies, which can lead to major gifts without a lot of additional effort. This session will share practical strategies on how to make big gifts happen regardless of your resources.

Break the Rules: When Best Practices Aren't and What to Do Instead There are many “givens” in fundraising that are based on “best practice.” Best practices are called that for a reason, right? In your day-to-day life, however, it often depends. In this occasionally heretical session, we'll discuss the core purposes of common practices, apply critical analysis to determine if they're really effective, identify the new best things and emerging trends that might stick, and discuss how to make the best of the practices you can't get rid of.


Kauffman Foundation Conference Center
4801 Rockhill Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64111
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AFP Mid-America