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Resourceful Sourcing: How Nonprofits Can Grow Their Donor Base

About this event

Your donor base breathes life into your organization. Growing it requires effective strategies that will help drive potential donors to your nonprofit while retaining your existing supporters. This panel will discuss essential tips to turn your supporters into advocates and the resources to help manage them. Join us as our industry experts discuss the best techniques to build out and supercharge donor growth.

Meet the panelists

Madison Mikhail Bush, Point

Madison Mikhail Bush is the Founder and CEO of POINT (think Eventbrite meets Salesforce for volunteering.) Madison was named one of Columbus, Ohio’s Top Entrepreneurs, and has been featured in publications like Forbes and TechCrunch. She lives between Columbus and NYC with her husband, baby girl, and giant tortoise.

Shawn Olds, boodleAI

Shawn is the CEO of boodleAI and is a technology and communications thought leader. He is a military veteran and current Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army. Shawn has found ample success in both private and government sectors and continues to dedicate his time to supporting nonprofit organizations and their missions. Shawn holds a BS in Computer Science from the US Military Academy, an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, and JD from the Northwestern School of Law.

Stephanie Brouwer, Creative Fundraising Advisors

Stephanie Brouwer is currently the Data and Research Manager at Creative Fundraising Advisors, where she advises clients from all non-profit sectors on data and prospect research. Stephanie has 9 years of experience in the industry and most recently served as Vice President and Treasurer of Apra Indiana. Stephanie has been a certified Gallup certified Strengths Coach since 2010 and is the Chair of the 2023 Apra PD conference.

Amy Funk, Ter Molen Watkins & Brandt

Amy is a Fundraising Consultant and Senior Vice President at Ter Molen Watkins & Brandt. She brings over two decades of high-energy, results-driven nonprofit leadership to her clients. Amy helps nonprofits refine their mission-driven storytelling, maximize their revenue, and ensure that infrastructure is in place for capacity building. She has a passion for reinventing processes and has provided counsel to organizations with budgets ranging from $1.2 to $40 million in the performing arts, healthcare, and human services fields. In 2022, she was elected to the board of the Chicago Association of Fundraising Professionals.

What will be discussed?

  • Tips on where to begin growing your donor base.
  • How to strike a balance in retaining current donors while also acquiring new supporters.
  • How to grow and maintain a healthy base of supporters for your organization.
  • Tools that help build a powerful donor database.

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Who should attend?

While we firmly believe that anyone in the nonprofit sector could benefit from learning the best techniques to grow donor base, fundraising professionals, nonprofit executives, marketing and public relations managers will find this panel the most pertinent.

Interested in being a panelist? Let us know via this survey.

Hosted by

  • Team member
    Hannah Thompson

  • Guest speaker
    Shawn Olds CEO @ boodleAI

  • Guest speaker
    Amy Funk Fundraising Consultant and Senior Vice President @ Ter Molen Watkins & Brandt, LLC.

  • Guest speaker
    Stephanie Brouwer Data & Research Manager @ Creative Fundraising Advisors

  • Guest speaker
    Madison Mikhail Bush Founder & CEO @ POINT

  • Team member
    Team NXUnite NXUnite

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