AFP CA, Greater Los Angeles Chapter: Local Area RoundtableApril 8, 2014
46 Years of Advancing Philanthropy
in the Greater Los Angeles Community
Local Roundtables - Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Register by Noon Thursday, April 3, 2014
Network with local fundraising professionals and participate in a lively discussion of current issues impacting nonprofits. Join us at one of the four convenient locations below to share challenges, successes, strategies and a great meal!
Registration fee for the luncheons is $25 for young professional members, $35 for members, and $50 for non-members.
What issues are effecting your organization?
When registering, please choose your top three questions you’d like discussed at your roundtable. We’ll tally and bring them forward on April 8.
o What is the single most important advice you’d give someone entering the field today?
o What’s the best/worst development–related experience you’ve had that others could learn from?
o Share some tips on how small development shops are successfully “doing it all.”
o What is the difference between committee and task force work? How has your organization used either/both effectively?
o What successful process/methods has your organization used in its recruitment/orientation of board members?
o What is the ideal length of a board meeting? How is the content for the meetings determined? What tools is your organization using to make the most of your board’s meeting time?
o Board training- what are the most important topics to cover in the beginning?
o Is your board using a consensus agenda? If so, how is it working for you/them?
o Is your organization preparing for succession in its leadership? If so, how is it being integrated into the regular work of the board?
o How often is your board updating its policies? Who is involved in that process?
o Is your board conducting a self-evaluation? What tools /methods have you used
o Give some examples of Board-related conflicts of interest – how did your organization solve them?
ETHICS / PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
o Does your organization have a “bonus” compensation structure? What does it include?
o What is the value of attaining a CFRE designation?
o Why do volunteers lose interest? What has been done in your organization to combat this dynamic?
o How is your organization recruiting volunteers? Share sources that others in attendance today could also use.
o Does your organization use a grants management program that is NOT part of Raisers’ Edge? Does it have a tracking and application component and does it give you a way to schedule application and reporting deadlines and archive documents?
o The grant landscape has been changing over the past 3 years….how has your organization adapted to these changes? Share some tips on what has worked to keep your organization competitive.
MAJOR AND PLANNED GIFTS
o How does your organization tailor its development program to individual donors’ specific needs?
o What new/different/creative acknowledgement processes has your organization successfully employed.
o Share some tips on building lasting, productive relationships with donors.
o What are your donors looking for now that’s different than it was prior to the recession?
o How are you integrating planned giving into your development program?
o How does your organization demonstrate return on investment to your donors?
o What role are events playing in your overall fund development program? Share some ideas of ways you are using events effectively to build your support.
o Share some anniversary celebration ideas or an event idea that truly connects to your organization’s mission.
o What adjustments have you made in methods and timing of communications to accommodate the economic issues of the last 24 months?
o How are you assessing the ROI of the communications methods your organization is using?
o How are you using social media in your development program?
o Does your organization budget funds to support communications? If so, how much, is it enough and how is it working?
o What new/different/creative acknowledgement processes has your organization used successfully?
o How do you use the Donor Bill of Rights in your organization?
Suggest a topic…
What issues are effecting your organization?
Bring them to the table on April 8!
Downtown Los Angeles
White Memorial Medical Center
Main Hospital Entrance--REHAB Conference Room
1720 Cesar E Chavez Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90033
Parking will be validated
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Facilitator: Yuri Geronimo, White Memorial Medical Center
200 Pine Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90802
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We are in need of a facilitator for this location.
If you are interested in sharing your expertise, please contact Jennifer Berger at JBerger@5acres.org
Young Professional Members $25
All checks must be received no later than Thursday, April 3, 2014.
Any guest who does not submit payment by the update will have their reservation cancelled.
Seating is limited to 30 registrants per venue. Pre-paid registration is required.