Rehana Abbas of the Oakland Museum of California shares her story of successfully raising 75% of an $85 million campaign in the public phase, rather than primarily through major donors in the quiet phase.
The issue of Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion (DEA&I) is making headlines in America right now, as it ought to be. So agreed the panelists in our April webinar. These nonprofit and corporate leaders gave concrete, substantive suggestions for what nonprofit leadership can do to move toward more diversity on Boards.
CFA has an immediate opening for a Remote Prospect Development Manager, a working manager who will establish strategy, procedures and processes for the areas of prospect research, prospect management, and data analytics, while also providing operational support for client campaign initiatives.
With more than three million people in the U.S. being vaccinated every day , we’re beginning to see the light at the end of this long Covid-19 tunnel. CFA President Paul Johnson explores some of the adaptations and lessons that fundraising professionals will want to consider and carry forward.
Our April 14 webinar will explore explanations for low board diversity and suggest practical and actionable solutions to address the issue.
The experience of building diversity in his own company led Johnson to partner with Lisa Tabor of CultureBrokers to develop a “Finding Diverse Fundraising Talent,” a panel discussion with national fundraising experts. The panel started by answering the question why it matters to have people of color represented in fundraising and then suggested ways to go about hiring differently. “You can’t post and pray. You have to do things differently. You have to look for connections. With filling positions, you can’t just turn on the spigot; you need to always be out there.”
The Covid-19 pandemic has driven a significant rise in end-of-life planning, with many sources showing a 30-45% increase in the creation of wills, trusts, and estate plans. As a consequence, nonprofits are reporting a significant increase in planned gifts.
Register for our Feb. 25 webinar, featuring Lisa Tabor, president of CultureBrokers; William Harris, president and CEO of Space Center Houston; Birgit Smith Burton, founder of the African American Development Officers Network (AADO); Sunanda Ghosh, director of Strategic Relations for The Redford Foundation, and CFA’s new of counsel consultant, AJ Casey.
Creative Fundraising Advisors (CFA) welcomed two experienced fundraising consultants to its team in January 2021: AJ Casey, a nonprofit leader, trainer, and consultant for more than 25 years who will serve as Of Counsel for work with The Actors Fund, and Dr. Utica J. Gray, an experienced leader with expertise in human services, education, and health care who will serve as Of Counsel for work with Walker|West Music Academy.
The highest priority for any development officer, of course, is nurturing relationships with an organization’s most significant donors and prospects. As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to create economic and social challenges, gift officers are taking a fresh look at these relationships. They want to be sure they are connecting in a meaningful way while also being sensitive to donors’ changing circumstances