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AFP TX, Coastal Bend Chapter: Fundraising Trends...What worked over the last few years and what you can expect for 2013 and beyond!

December 13, 2012

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Fundraising Trends...What worked over the last few years and what you can expect for 2013 and beyond!

The close of the calendar year and the upcoming holidays is always a good time to look back and evaluate what worked really well in our fundraising well as those areas that remain challenging. Were our boards more engaged? Did we diversity our donor base? Did special events attract new donors? Has social media translated into awareness and then givers or are we still searching for new ways to make this work? Is it easier or harder to find and retain good fundraising talent? Have world events, and the globalization of fundraising made it more attractive and successful to do international fundraising? We shall cover all these topics and give insights and predictions into what we can expect, 2012 and beyond. 

Thursday, December 13

12:00 a.m. - 1:30 pm Lunch and Presentation

Del Mar College, 
Center for Economic Development, Room 167
3209 South Staples, Corpus Christi
(Corner of Kostoryz and Staples, across from Ray High School)

Length: approximately 90 minutes

Audience:  All levels of fundraising experience

In this session:

  • Examine what fundraising techniques and programs we should hold on to and grow, as well as those that should take less priority;
  • Analyze current fundraising trends and surveys to shed light on what lies ahead in our fundraising years;
  • Embrace the challenges we have encountered and provide solutions going forward on how we can improve our fundraising programs and time management involved with these tasks
  • Suggest fresh approaches for our "main-stay" fundraising programs and add new and creative ways we can engage constituencies so that we have sources of new funding 
Presented by:  Laura Fredricks, JD, AFP International

About the Presenter:

In addition to consulting, Laura is a motivational speaker and best-selling author of The Ask: How to Ask for Support for Your Nonprofit Cause, Creative Project, or Business Venture, (2010), The Ask: How to Ask Anyone for Any Amount for Any Purpose, (2006) and Developing Major Gifts: Turning Small Donors into Big Contributors (2001).

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