Building an All-Star Fundraising Operation

Date and Time: Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 12:00 pm to 01:30 pmLocation: Webinar

While effective fundraising involves the entire organization, the components of the development staff, be they specialists or utility players, have to perform. Once the board has made the decision to support a development team and you’re given the responsibility to create this team, smart decisions must be made as to what skills and strengths will best serve the organization’s goals, within the confines of the limited budget you’ve been given. Grant writing, individual giving, major donors, crowdfunding, corporate giving/sponsorships, special events, data entry, stewardship and communications -which do you need? Which require specialists?

There are no formulas to follow for determining the number of development staff needed relative to an organization’s fundraising goal. Those decisions are driven by budget, initial investment needed for a new major campaign, board commitment to fundraising, other roles of development staff (such as marketing), volunteer involvement.

So absent a shortcut formula, attention must be given to identifying the skills and characteristics of an optimal fundraising team. This webinar is about identifying, determining where to concentrate your efforts and how to find the talent to act on those choices and once you’ve found the right people, how to retain them to provide the continuity of a successful, coordinated fundraising function.


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Any 3 webinars – $48 for Members; $60 for Non-member.  Use Promo Code: WEB3

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Date: October 25th, 2017

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  • Richard Przywara

    Richard Przywara, CFRE, is executive vice president, operations for Ashley Addiction Treatment.  Prior to joining Ashley, he was executive director of 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. , Rich has also been 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 served as the associate dean for Alumni and Development at Widener