Alice Ferris

Founding partner of GoalBusters Consulting, helping charitable organizations develop the resources they need to make the world a better place.

20 Haiku Decks

Fundraising in Challenging Times

Fundraising in Challenging Times

34 Slides88 Views

Business, Education, How To

In challenging times, people make tough decisions about where they spend their dollars. Some decide to give less to each organization they support. Others may choose to stop giving to certain organizations. How do they make these decisions? How do economic realities and personal perceptions affect your organization? In this interactive session, we'll address realities for charities nationwide and locally, strategies to minimize or avoid these pressures, what to do (and please DON'T do) when a donor says, "I can't contribute now," and practical strategies for successful fundraising regardless of conditions.

Fiercely Authentic: Staying True to Your Personal Brand

Fiercely Authentic: Staying True to Your Personal Brand

46 Slides448 Views

Education, Business

In today's 24/7 culture, you have unprecedented access to leaders through social media, text and in person interactions. This also means that you are being highly scrutinized on a regular basis. Now, more than ever, each one of us has a personal brand, online and offline, and how we use the tools available can shape how we're perceived. In this talk, we'll explore the elements of your personal brand, how social media, traditional channels and personal presence all impact your brand, and the power of being fiercely authentic.

Holistic Fundraising: Creating a Plan for a Healthy and Sustainable Development Program

Holistic Fundraising: Creating a Plan for a Healthy and Sustainable Development Program

41 Slides7140 Views3 Haifives

Business, Education, How To

Take care of this, STAT! In fundraising, there are many “acute” issues that seem to arise every day—a donor needs immediate attention, or a proposal is due today, or a mailing needs to be approved right now. Unfortunately, this can lead to a high level of stress and lack of health for the development program and you, the practitioner! How can we change the paradigm and create a healthy, sustainable fundraising program that leads to a less stressed out fundraiser? In this workshop, we'll work on a comprehensive development plan that includes sustainable fundraising strategies, discuss ways to improve the health of your organization's culture of philanthropy, and examine what it takes to create a “wellness plan” for your development efforts.