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AFP CA, San Diego Chapter Workshop & Luncheon

March 7, 2014

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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Community Partnering for Maximum Impact: 
Optimizing Friendraising and Fundraising

Speaker:   Neville Billimoria, SVP Membership/Marketing and Chief Advocacy Officer
Mission Federal Credit Union

Looking to garner exposure and financial support through corporate and community partnerships? Setting your nonprofit apart is essential! Learn the importance of creating and incorporating a compelling brand narrative to establish and maintain high-impact partnerships.

The economic downturn has challenged nonprofits to get resourceful in fulfilling their goals. At a time when doing more with less is a must, strategic community and corporate partnerships are critical to help nonprofits expand their efforts and fulfill their mission. In order to do that, nonprofits must know how to create an engaging brand narrative. In this workshop, Neville will present strategies that have been well-received by the social sector, traditional businesses and purpose-driven leaders of all stripes. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn why your brand narrative could be the most critical piece in your positioning and messaging in a hypercompetitive market
  • Sequence and optimize friendraising and fundraising
  • Derive values clarity and values alignment and craft a new value proposition for your nonprofit
  • Learn how the social sector can leverage social capital for distinctive advantage

Who Should Attend:

Entry-level to seasoned fundraising professionals with a direct involvement in their nonprofit’s corporate and community partnerships, and a commitment to purpose-driven leadership. Attendees are encouraged to invite their community and corporate partners.


11:30 AM -1:30 PM

Landing the Big Ones: Major Gift Strategies that Work

Speaker: Chris Looney, Corporate VP and Managing Director
CCS Fundraising
Director, AFP Orange County Board of Directors

No matter the size of your organization, the importance of major gifts to fundraising success has never been more critical! Whether you’re just starting out or are a veteran of the development world, Chris’ engaging, empowering presentation will inspire you (and your organization) to take advantage of proven strategies that work. With myriad success stories and easily implemented strategies, Chris’ passion for helping nonprofits realize their needs and vision through transformational giving is indisputable!

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify great prospects for major gifts
  • Cultivate existing donors into major donors and retain them
  • Improve your donor stewardship program without great expense
  • Improve your major gifts program with the resources your organization has now


Who Should Attend: 

Entry-level to seasoned fundraising professionals who have a direct involvement in their nonprofit’s donors and advocates.

PLEASE NOTE: As previously announced, the parking fee at the Doubletree Hotel is now $5.00. If you would like to avoid paying this fee, we recommend you park in a free lot or on the street.

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