Center For Generosity

Coming September 2021!

Equipping Non-profit leaders with best practices and resources that grow generosity to enhance the mission. Expand your toolbox and support network with quality programs, videos, templates, and one-on-one attention from our experienced consultants.

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Center For Generosity

Coming September 2021!

Equipping Non-profit leaders with best practices and resources that grow generosity to enhance the mission. Expand your toolbox and support network with quality programs, videos, templates, and one-on-one attention from our experienced consultants.

Get Started

Member Benefits

Accountability

Whether in small groups or through a scheduled one on on call with one of our consultants though the center, we will help provide clarity and direction to help you and your organization work through the hurdles holding you back.

Focus

With so many demands on non-profit leaders, working with our consultants ensures quality time is spent on key actions that teach and nurture generosity among leadership and constituents.

Tools

Rather than create everything you use from scratch, access tools that are working in other contexts. These tools will give you confidence that you, your own volunteers and board are working through best practices.

Plans

Whether last year was successful or not, updating your annual stewardship plan or your strategic goals keeps your organization moving forward. Working with our consultants can keep you from stalling out.

Generosity

Give your donors the power and knowledge to invest in your mission and impact by creating a join me culture that begins with your board. Working with our consultants can ensure you share your story and grow generosity.

Features

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Document Library of resources

Topics range from annual fund to board development to communications and volunteers.

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Video library of resources

Video tutorials and usable resources to help you and your team be more effective.

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Weekly Roundtable Discussion

Topics led by GSB consultants followed by discussion.

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Weekly office hours

Drop in on a GSB consultant for any questions you have.

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One on one meetings

Link to the calendar and schedule one on one time with a GSB consultant.

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Programs

Periodic programs for deeper dives into pertinent topics.

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Podcasts

Each episode we tackle a topic related to growing generosity to your nonprofit and answer the three most critical questions for success.

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More

More is being added to the Center every month.

Explore Programs

Fundraising Evaluation and Planning

Evaluation
Speakers: Jennie Smith

Often organizations execute the same fundraising plan in the same way year after year - then are disappointed (and surprised!) by diminishing returns. January is a good time to evaluate your fundraising strategy and progress. Jennie Wolf Smith, CFRE will walk through how to objectively evaluate your results to strengthen your plan to reach your fundraising goals.

Together, we'll discuss:

  • Of all the potential things to measure and track, what's really important
  • The factors that determine if adjustments to the strategy are needed and when to scrap a strategy all together
  • How benchmarks and goals for specific strategies can lessen the year-end scramble for gifts
  Monday 24th of January 2022
  12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Fundraising Hacks: Leveraging Tech to Bring Efficiency

Technology
Speakers: Evan Moilan

Tech can bring efficiency and impact to your organizations development efforts...and it's not always as expensive as you think.  Evan Moilan, CFRE will open the conversation sharing his 5 favorite tech hacks.  Participants are invited to bring your favorite tech hack to share with the group.

  Monday 31st of January 2022
  12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Day of Giving

Annual Fund
Speakers: Mitzie Schafer

Events take a lot of energy. Often the return on the investment is low. With a single Day of Giving event, instead of spending tons of money on venues, entertainment, and food - you spend your energy on building relationships with donors. You connect with them on a personal level and use the day to tell your story and ask for them to respond generously. Day of Giving events are an excellent way to foster recurring gifts. They don't "just happen" though. They take thought, intentionality, and volunteer coordination. In this roundtable we will break down the questions you need to ask yourself to determine if a Day of Giving will work for you and if so, what are the basic starting points for making it a reality. 

  Monday 7th of February 2022
  12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Challenge and Matching Gifts

Matching Gifts
Speakers: Mike Ward Paul Walters

If you have ever listened to NPR, you know what a challenge or matching gift is. They are excellent tools to add urgency to fundraising activities.  Challenge gifts will help drive a broader response.  Matching gifts can stimulate larger and additional gifts from your supporters.  There is a place in every institution and congregation for challenge and matching gifts.

  Monday 14th of February 2022
  12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Success Stories

St. Paul Lutheran in Westerville

Stories Coming Off the Pandemic

UMC CAMP AND RETREAT MINISTRIES ASSOCIATION

Just Numbers & Reading Spreadsheets

Trinity Lutheran, Owatonna & ELCA Youth Ministry Network

Raising the Bar