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Successful Strategies for a Results-Driven Donor Presentation


Pleasant Hill - Main University Campus 100 Ellinwood Way
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523-4817

February 22, 2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Make Your Next Donor Presentation a Success. You are invited to attend the upcoming seminar, "Making a Compelling Presentation," hosted by the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at John F. Kennedy University.

You'll hear strategies from Lindsay Simonds, a senior nonprofit fundraising management professional who has raised over 1 billion philanthropic dollars. At this informative and engaging seminar, you’ll learn:

  • How to structure and manage your hour with a prospective donor
  • How to captivate your audience
  • Proper planning for your next donor presentation
  • Presentation tactics for involving the prospective donor in the conversation
  • How to take control of the meeting environment to maximize results
  • Multiple approaches to development strategies designed to address complex donor needs

You’ll also be able to practice "making the ask" using cause selling techniques.

About Lindsay Simonds:
Lindsay has a decade of experience partnering with organizations for transformational change. She is an integral leader in expanding and deepening donor investments and major gifts campaigns. With a rich career and diverse portfolio of experiences and expertise, she is a solutions-based thinker, calling on metrics-driven analysis, conscious communication, and natural creativity.


At the seminar, you’ll also hear from other panelists, including:
Krista Berry Ortega, MS, Interim Director, Sanford Institute of Philanthropy

About Krista Berry Ortega, MS
Krista is an innovative leader and has over 15 years of diverse nonprofit experience from organizations in San Diego and New York City. Her specific areas of expertise are organizational development, philanthropy, and grassroots advocacy with professional achievements in: scaling organizational impact, developing successful teams, directing fundraising operations and business development, designing successful programs and special events (and getting rid of ones that aren’t successful), and leading culture change and transitions.