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The Quest for Best Practices: Annual Giving Success Strategies for Today

About this event

Learn ways to innovate your annual fundraising strategies!

Annual support from donors is a crucial for your nonprofit yet it can often be overshadowed by flashy capital campaigns or giving days. In this panel we will be shifting focus back to this foundational piece of nonprofit fundraising and looking at how a nonprofit’s annual giving strategies should be different today than they were two, five, and ten years ago.

Meet the Panelists

Julia Beltran, Double the Donation

Julia is the partnerships manager at Double the Donation, the leading automated matching gift software provider. Through her role, Julia works with the top fundraising solutions to help nonprofits and educational institutions raise more revenue through employer matching gift programs.

Ellen Bristol, Bristol Strategy Group

Ellen Bristol launched Bristol Strategy in 1995, after a 20-year career selling mainframe computers for Fortune 50 companies. She considers herself a performance-management nerd and a geek for metrics. Or maybe the other way around. Her mission is to improve the success of nonprofit fundraising by adapting the most beneficial practices of high-performing sales team and their managers, to improve the performance of fundraising teams, including volunteers. She's known for her Leaky Bucket Assessment for Effective Fundraising, the only popular study of fundraising-team productivity in the sector.

Melissa Smith, DipJar

Melissa is the VP of Marketing and Strategy at DipJar where she is responsible for building the company’s public outreach and brand relationships, including overseeing a growing social presence and sales partnership profile. She worked extensively with nonprofit organizations prior to joining the DipJar team. Through her work, Melissa has gained extensive knowledge of the nonprofit sector, experience that enables her to understand nonprofit organizations and their needs.

What will be discussed?

  • Why is annual giving important?
  • When is it most crucial to have a solid annual giving fundraising plan?
  • How should nonprofits be communicating with potential donors?
  • How should strategies differ between nonprofits of varying sizes?
  • What can a nonprofit do to raise more?
  • Etc.

Who should attend?

While we firmly believe that anyone in the nonprofit sector could benefit from learning and thinking about annual giving, nonprofit fundraisers and nonprofit executives will find this panel the most pertinent.

Hosted by

  • Team member
    Colleen Carroll Content Publishing Coordinator @ Nexus Marketing

  • Guest speaker
    Julia Beltran Partnerships Manager @ Double the Donation

  • Guest speaker
    Ellen Bristol President @ Bristol Strategy Group

  • Team member
    Team NXUnite NXUnite

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

  • Guest speaker
    Melissa Smith DipJar


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