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New Year, New Appreciation: Showing Gratitude to Your Supporters in 2023

About this event

Solidify donor relationships this 2023 through thoughtful gestures of appreciation! In this panel, we explore different trends and identify opportunities to show gratitude to your supporters. Join us and be inspired to make those thank-you gestures really count!

Meet the panelists

Geng Wang, Civic Champs

Geng Wang is the CEO and cofounder of Civic Champs, the most intuitive and impactful volunteer management platform for nonprofits and their champions. Prior to Civic Champs, Geng was the cofounder of two other startup companies, Rent Jungle (an apartment search engine) and Community Elf (a social media management agency) which were sold in 2014 and 2017 respectively. He also spent time advising Fortune 500 executives as a consulting at McKinsey & Company.

Mackenzie Burckbuchler, Double the Donation

Mackenzie is a Partnership Success Specialist at Double the Donation, the leading provider of matching gift automation software. With a Master of Marketing degree, she understands the importance of nailing messaging and creating cohesive campaigns that resonate with audiences. Through her role, Mackenzie works with fundraising technology companies to help nonprofits and educational institutions leverage the power of corporate matching gifts.

Mallory Erickson, Mallory Erickson Coaching

Mallory Erickson is the CEO and Founder of Mallory Erickson Coaching. She is an executive coach, fundraising consultant, and host of the podcast What the Fundraising, aimed at supporting nonprofit leaders to fundamentally change the way they lead and fundraise. Through her signature framework, the Power Partners FormulaTM, Mallory provides unique tools to help nonprofits fundraise more from foundations, corporate partners, and individuals. She has trained over 40,000 fundraisers using her unique win-win framework, which combines best practices from executive coaching, science-backed behavior design, and fundraising strategy. If you want to feel differently about fundraising as well as clear and excited about your next steps, Mallory’s work is for you.

Robert Sellman, OmniAlly

Robert Sellman, MBA is Co-Founder of OmniAlly - the leading digital donor wall solutions provider. He specializes in unionizing client-organization's development strategy to digital donor walls in ways that engage supporters. Crafted correctly, a digital donor wall does more than celebrate donors, it accentuates a culture of philanthropy. Robert's vision is to lower the barrier to entry for meaningful donor engagement systems so that there's an accessible option for the everyday non-profit.

What will be discussed?

  • Components of a great gratitude program.
  • Thanking donors beyond letters and emails.
  • Tips on how to make your donors feel appreciated.
  • Trends and creative ways to show your appreciation.
  • And more!

Who should attend?

While we firmly believe that anyone in the nonprofit sector could benefit from learning the different strategies to show gratitude to donors, nonprofit leaders, fundraising team members, and nonprofit marketing professionals will find this panel the most pertinent.

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Hosted by

  • Guest speaker
    Geng Wang CEO & Co-founder @ Civic Champs

  • Team member
    Team NXUnite NXUnite

    NXUnite is here to make introductions that lead to lasting relationships.

  • Guest speaker
    Robert Sellman SVP of Sales @ OmniAlly

  • Guest speaker
    Mallory Erickson CEO and Founder @ Mallory Erickson Coaching

  • Team member
    Colleen Carroll NXUnite Lead @ Nexus Marketing

  • Guest speaker
    Mackenzie Burckbuchler Partnership Success and Marketing Specialist @ Double the Donation


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