Southeast Donor Relations Conference Was Excellent, Yet Again!

July 27th, 2010

Last week we attended to the Southeast Donor Relations Conference in Charlotte sponsored by the Association of Donor Relations Professionals as well as the Georgia Association of Development Professionals annual meeting in St. Simons.  We benefited from both the beach . . . and the brains.  As is the case every year, these organizations are raising the bar for what donor relations means as a distinct and necessary part of their organizations. Continue reading »

GADP Conference in St. Simons Island: THIS WEEK!

July 19th, 2010

“Somebody’s gotta do it. And I made sure it was me!”

This week, I have the distinct pleasure of attending a conference for hospital fundraisers here in my home state. I’ve been attending, in fact, since 1994, and it’ll be a doubly-good place to work this week.

The location, of course, is superior at The King and Prince Hotel, but most importantly it is attended each year by the most collegial and talented hospital fundraisers I’ve known and worked with. Continue reading »

Recognition: Every Viewer is Your Prospect

July 1st, 2010

Every viewer of donor recognition is a prospective donor. It is the single, most powerful marketing tool at a fundraiser’s disposal.

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