Managing the Contribution – From the Finance & Fundraiser Perspectives
Responsibility and accountability to donors falls to both development and finance managers, stewarding every donor from the time of the first gift throughout the life of the relationship. Both fundraising and finance staff must understand and appreciate what is involved in the management of grants, individual donations and corporate gifts, and in recent years, crowdfunding and online contributions. This requires mastering the budgeting process, the different requirements and expectations among the various gift vehicles, the management of expenses and the role of recognition and accountability, in order to meet the full demands of each position. Proper contribution management means satisfying donors, regulators and program staff and creates opportunities for future gifts. Just as you have a plan for raising funds, you need a plan for managing them as well and there must be a strong partnership between the development and finance staff, to ensure accuracy, continuity and accountability to the funder. Real world examples will enable you to understand the significance of what’s included in budgets, manage expenses, create positive donor relations, trouble-shoot potential problems and seal the deal for the future.
Audience: Development staff, finance staff, executive directors, board development and finance chairs, program staff involved in managing and reporting on donations and grants.
Certificate Programs: Fundraising
Date: March 08th, 2017
Location: Children's Literacy Initiative
Address: 2314 Market Street, 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Richard Przywara, CFRE is the Executive Director for the West Chester University Foundation, responsible for a $50 million capital campaign and $6 million in annual fundraising and leading a $300 million revitalization project of the student residence halls. Prior to serving in this role, Rich was the general manager of the Department of Special Service for New Castle County, Delaware where he supervised a staff of over 450 and managed an annual operating and capital budget exceeding $100 million. He has also served as the Associate Dean for Alumni and Development at Widener University School of Law in Wilmington. He