Alice Ferris

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

29 Haiku Decks

7 Habits of Highly Effective Boards

7 Habits of Highly Effective Boards

32 Slides

Business, Education, How To
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Ikigai and the Modern Fundraiser

Ikigai and the Modern Fundraiser

60 Slides

Business, Education, How To, Inspiration

Do you love your work? Are you great at being a fundraiser? But do you have a sense that you could be a little bit more content with how it all fits together? In Japanese culture, there is a concept called ikigai, loosely translated to "your life's purpose." While there are a lot of discussions about finding your why and your passion, in reality, it's not just about that. Whether you'd like to work on your own sense of personal leadership, or help coach someone else, this session will provide insight on the elements of ikigai, the ways to evaluate where you stand on each of the spheres of life, and tools to improve how your passion, vocation, and mission intersect.

Sprinting Your Way Through Your Major Gifts Program

Sprinting Your Way Through Your Major Gifts Program

37 Slides

Business, Education, How To

Let's face it, no one has enough time to manage their major gifts program by the book. Regardless of whether your major donor portfolio is 5 people, or 500, you need a practical way to qualify, cultivate, solicit and steward the people investing in your cause. Stealing from the tech field, this session discusses using Scrum, a project management model, to better track and implement the activities of your major gifts program. Using real world examples for a currently running campaign, you'll learn about the different types of process management, what Scrum is, and how to put this model to work.