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Monday, December 14, 2020
11:45am - 1:00pm
Program Title: 
The Epic Fundraiser: Myth and Science in Philanthropic Storytelling
Professor James challenges you to embark on an epic adventure  Leave behind the everyday world of tired fundraising platitudes and practices.  Step into the hidden realm of myth and science that underlies effective fundraising storytelling.  On this tour, you'll meet magical friends and allies like Carl Jung and Joseph Campbell who reveal the deep, primal motives inspiring massive donations.

You'll learn to use powerful instruments forged by neuroimaging, experimental psychology, and big data.  Defeat the enemies of apathy, stigma, and indecision to win the prize of transformational fundraising success.  Take this journey, and return to your organization a more powerful, effective, and resilient fundraiser.
Presented By:
Russell N. James, III, Ph.D., CFP®

Professor & CH Foundation Chair in Personal Financial Planning; Director of Graduate Studies in Charitable Planning | Texas Tech University

Russell James, J.D., Ph.D., CFP® is a professor in the Department of Personal Financial Planning at Texas Tech University where he directs the on-campus and online graduate program in Charitable Financial Planning (planned giving).  He graduated, cum laude, from the University of Missouri School of Law where he was a member of the Missouri Law Review and received the United Missouri Bank Award for Most Outstanding Work in Gift and Estate Taxation and Planning. He also holds a Ph.D. in consumer economics from the University of Missouri, where his dissertation was on charitable giving.  >>>Read more...

*This webinar is being offered at no-charge to current AFP Members; Non-members may attend for $15.

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