Donor Relations Guru Webinar Series
Each webinar can be watched live or you can also view the recording, all for one flat fee of $25 per webinar. For one registration, as many people as you would like can watch the webinar, so gather a group of staff! If you would like, we can also make arrangements for you to purchase access to the entire year’s slate beginning the month you join for a full calendar year for only $200, a significant savings over purchasing them individually.
June 4, 2013, 1pm Eastern: Giving Societies
An examination of the appropriate role of giving societies in the stewardship and cultivation of donors, including an in-depth analysis of what it takes to eliminate or rebrand your societies or test their usefulness. The presentation will include looking at gift societies from various angles, and examining their role in the development of the pipeline for leadership and major gift donors. Since gift societies are not a “one size fits all” proposition, we will identify the key questions you should be addressing to determine their appropriate role in your overall plan/program.
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DRG Webinars are now approved for CFRE credits!
Full participation in the DRG monthly webinar is applicable for up to 1.0 continuing education points in Category 1.B – Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification.
Should you have any questions, have requests for topics, or like to share your feedback, I’m available, simply email me at firstname.lastname@example.org .
July 9, 2013, 1pm Eastern: Donor Relations for Annual Giving Donors
Regardless of gift size, today’s annual fund donors expect more than a gift receipt acknowledging their contribution. Donors are looking to see the impact their philanthropy and the collective resources of the annual fund are having on the institution. As we recognize that retaining donors is essential for long-term success, creating robust stewardship programs for your annual fund donors across all levels is mission critical. In this session, we will explore the various messages and channels that have proven to be effective touches in annual fund stewardship.
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August 6,2013, 1pm Eastern: Guest Star Webinar! The Art and Science of Documenting Gifts
In a perfect world, gift agreements can serve two functions: recognition (art) and documentation (science).
We may start by recognizing our donors for their generous commitments, with hearts and flowery language. Then as we get into the administrivia of when they’re going to pay and “what happens if,” next thing you know, we have strayed into the Legal Land of herewith and forthwith. Language is only one aspect: what if they want you to do something that is illegal or impossible? This session will focus on merging the ideal with the practical, the art with the science, the numbers with the warm and fuzzy. You will learn how to make your donors feel valued and reassured, and ensure that your institution complies legally and can honor its promises to them.
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September 12,2013 1pm Eastern: Examining and Optimizing Online Giving Websites
You probably spend most of your time thinking about developing compelling campaigns on and offline, finding new ways to engage supporters, and maintaining relationship with donors. The design and content of your online giving site is probably the last on your list. Yet, studies have shown that a well-optimized donation page can help you convert visitors into donors. Providing a positing giving experience is just as important as the messages you craft. Most institutions have giving page conversion rates below 20%, some even less than 10%. These poorly designed pages are driving away potential donors, which is particularly alarming as recently studies show that it is increasingly common for new donors to give their first gift online. Improved conversion on these pages mean more dollars raised with no increases in outbound marketing costs. After participating in this session, you will understand how to optimize your online giving site to retain more donors and increase giving for your institution.
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October 8, 2013 1pm Eastern: The Gift that Keeps on Giving: Monthly or Recurring Donors
November, 2013: TBD
December, 2013: TBD
Jumping into the Digital Donor Recognition Pond!
While donor walls will always have their place of any non-profit organization, they are not without their challenges. Space limitations, difficulty and expense of annual updates, inability to communicate timely messages and more importantly - a general failure to attract and impress new donors - is creating a revolution in current donor recognition design. Organizations are constantly searching for new and innovative ways to provide quality donor recognition to their supporters. The convergence of interactive technology with multimedia content has created a wealth of new recognition possibilities. Many are now utilizing both interactive and standalone multimedia presentations to enhance their donor walls and recognition displays with content that is limited only by the imagination. In this case study we will examine the process, explore the possibilities, and enhance the vision of the future of donor recognition together!
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Tips and Tricks for Endowment and Impact Reporting
Endowment and Impact reporting can be time consuming and cumbersome at its worst. At its best it allows us the unique opportunity to tell our donors wonderful stories about the impact of their giving. In this session we will cover not just the basics but how to combine complex and sometimes dull information with excellent storytelling for great impact reporting. Learn how to: streamline your process, show impact better, go through a redesign process using benchmarking, and survey your donors to gauge your success. Your reports don’t have to be a nightmare anymore, find out how here.
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There Has to Be a Better Way! Acknowledging and Thanking Our Donors
As we learn from each other through resources such as The Great Acknowledgment Swap and conferences; we must take a step back and analyze whether our current Acknowledgment systems are working for our donors and our organizations. Together we will examine the latest trends, emerging technologies and next practices for managing the most essential part of our role in Donor Relations. In addition, we will examine a case study and answer your burning acknowledgment questions.
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Metrics Can Tell a Story about Stories: Using Donor Feedback and Metrics to Drive the Success of Your Program
But how do we learn about our storytelling from metrics? There is a ton of data out there. What can help guide us, inspire us to write better stories for our donors and others in our audience? In this difficult economy, more than ever we as donor relations professionals are being asked to justify our actions, budgets, and at times, existences. In this, we face the challenge of not having easy metrics to measure such as dollar amounts, participation rates, and others. This session will provide an overview on constituent feedback collection methods, surveys and the million+ ways to evaluate your program – which one is right for you. This session will give useful tools and tactics and demonstrate approaches to measure the success of your program.
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Refueling and Retooling your Special Events
How can recurring events be refreshed, revitalized and re-imagined without compromising tradition or constituent expectations? This session will highlight innovative approaches to Homecomings, Reunions and other campus customs and events. As we attempt to make events memorable, bringing the process into the 21st century has, at times, been a struggle. Learn best practices for uses of Web 2.0, technological effects at events, modern and budget-conscious registrations, social media and eye popping advances to make events run more smoothly. We will discuss how to drive larger response, attendance understand the importance of behavioral data and advanced event strategies for the future.
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Building a Strategic Plan for Donor Relations Step by Step
Where do you start in the strategic planning process for donor relations? RIGHT HERE. Sign up if you’ve ever been asked to deliver a “strategic plan” for your office but don’t know where to start or if you’ve inherited one written by someone who has no idea what you do. Together we will walk through the process, and you will leave with some tangible samples to take back and begin or refresh your plan for the future. In addition, you will leave with a strategy for the future and a new outlook on the planning process. Next step, implementation!
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The “Blanket” Stewardship Approach to Cultivating and Stewarding Your Donors
Our resources and staffs have a tendency to be limited while our constituent pools are growing exponentially. How do we as donor relations professionals reach out systematically to those who are either in dormant stewardship phases, haven’t given recently, gave a long time ago, or give loyally but at smaller amounts? The answer is a strategically designed “blanket” approach using a combination of available resources and newly created items that can reach a multitude of constituents without increasing staff burdens and costs. We will examine this new calendared approach and will cover steps for implementation. Remember some blankets are hand knit and some are electric, just like our communications! By the time you get back home to your donor relations shop, you will be ready to wrap your donors in a warm blanket of engagement, cultivation, and stewardship!
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COMPLETE: Individual and Custom Stewardship Plans for Top Donors
How are we building custom plans shaped around our very best donors that are meaningful and manageable? An individualized stewardship plan can evolve so seamlessly into other concerted programmatic efforts. Considering these ideas, we will examine the ways individualized plans can be structured, who should have one and what should be contained in an individual plan, and determining how activities can be integrated into a plan.
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WEBINAR CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY
Please see the refund policies below:
• Notice of cancellation 5 business days prior to the course = 100% refund
• Notice of cancellation 0-4 business days prior to the course = No refund
2. If you cancel and want a recording of the webinar sent to you post-event, no refund will be given.
Refund Requests as a Result of Technical Issues
• If a technical failure at the attendee's home or workplace prevents access to the live webinar, the attendee will not be given a refund. It is the responsibility of the attendee to confirm system requirements and test their computers prior to the start of the webinar.
• If a technical failure is the fault of the service provider and the webinar is cancelled, a full refund will be provided.