Too many nonprofits today are stuck in a fundraising rut and not growing. Meanwhile, the needs they are trying to address are rising at a rapid pace. Despite a desire to do better, help more, and make a greater impact most nonprofits just can't because they lack the funds.
What if that limited growth could be overcome? Not just with small and incremental increases, but with significant and sustainable growth that allows your mission to shine and address the needs you've been seeing for so many years.
The solution is having the courage and discipline to stop doing some of the things that got you started in the first place. Repeating the same strategies will keep holding you back every year.
In this workshop, you will find three specific objectives to help you get started doing the right things to increase your annual giving:
• Understand the life-cycle of a typical development operation
• Identify the positive and negative characteristics of each phase
• Provide practical steps to move toward sustainable growth
Guest speaker:Jennifer Lehman
Jennifer has served nonprofit organizations in a variety of capacities since 1994. A graduate of the SMU MBA/Nonprofit Arts Management program, her focus began in the nonprofit arts world, and then shifted to a broad range of organizations, including social service agencies, schools, and ministries.
She served as a consultant for a prominent national firm from 1997-2000, conducting feasibility studies and leading capital campaigns for a variety of organizations around the country. She then had her own business managing events for Dallas-based corporations and nonprofit organizations between 2000-2006.
Jennifer and her husband Schuyler started their company Mission Advancement Professionals (MAP) in 2007, and she has managed the day-to-day operations of the business since that time. Today, Jennifer serves as President of MAP, continuing to manage business operations, while also consulting with several MAP clients. In her spare time, she volunteers in a variety of organizations and manages a busy family life, including two active children, in McKinney, Texas.