How much do you really know about your donors’ interests and expectations of what will come of their gifts? This information is crucial to your ability to engage your donors in a personal way and further cultivate the relationship. In this talk, we will learn about working with community foundations as a way of building meaningful knowledge about donors, especially those who have established donor-advised funds. Our presenter, Jeri Boomgaarden, Director of Donor Services with the East Bay Community Foundation, will discuss her work in this growing facet of fundraising.

The benefits of building knowledge go both ways. “Foundations can benefit from learning more about the work of nonprofits, including those they are not currently funding,” explains Solomon Belette, Director of the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at JFK University. “Community foundations can help donors connect more meaningfully with nonprofits while allowing nonprofits the opportunity to cultivate and steward donors in non-traditional ways.” Join us to explore this exciting uncharted territory of donor cultivation and stewardship that can greatly impact your organization’s bottom line.

Date and Time

  • Thursday, December 12, 2019
  • 10:00AM - 12:00PM
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  • John F. Kennedy University, Pleasant Hill Campus