Linda Lysakowski.com: Dedicated to inspiring philanthropy and creativity
Linda Lysakowski.com: Dedicated to inspiring philanthropy and creativity
• Raise Funds
• Raise Friends
• Build Relationships
• Thank Volunteers
• Recognize Donors
• Advance Mission of Your Organi...
• Drain on staff and volunteers
• Disrupt normal routine
• Can lose money
• Opportunity to “flop” publicly
• Time consumin...
• It’s comfortable
• Our board’s love them! (or do they?)
• Our donors love them! (or do they?)
• Our volunteers love them...
1. Evaluate Events
2. Evaluate Entire Program
3. Review Results
4. Choose One-two Events
5. Development Plan
6. Developmen...
7. Board Development
8. Develop Infrastructure
9. Develop Case for Support
10. Implement Annual Fund
11. Research and Cult...
1. Evaluate Events
• Use our special event assessment tool
• Be honest about time spent
• Assess NET income, not gross rev...
2. Evaluate Entire Program:
• Development audit
• Self-assessment tools
Linda Lysakowski.com: Dedicated to inspiring phila...
3. Review Results:
• Board
• Staff
• Volunteers
Linda Lysakowski.com: Dedicated to inspiring philanthropy and creativity
4. Choose One or Two Events to Keep:
• Mission-related
• Most effective
• What to do with the others?
Linda Lysakowski.com...
5. Development Plan:
• Diversify, diversify, diversify
• Plan events to coordinate with the
rest of the plan
Linda Lysakow...
6. Establish a Development Committee:
• Not just an event committee
• Board and non-board members
Linda Lysakowski.com: De...
7. Board Development:
• Governance Committee
• What should your board look like?
Linda Lysakowski.com: Dedicated to inspir...
8. Develop Infrastructure:
• Donor tracking software
• Policies
• Procedures
Linda Lysakowski.com: Dedicated to inspiring ...
9. Develop Case for Support
• Your story
• Make it compelling
• It must be emotional and
rational
Linda Lysakowski.com: De...
10. Implement Annual Fund
• Mail
• Phone
• Website
• Social Media
Linda Lysakowski.com: Dedicated to inspiring philanthrop...
11. Research and Cultivation:
• Identify donors
• Research donors
• Cultivate donors
Linda Lysakowski.com: Dedicated to in...
12. Major Gifts/Planned Giving
• Start with current donors
• Involve board and volunteers
• Moves management
Linda Lysakow...
• 15% Discount on
Fundraising for the
GENIUS: use discount
code linda2014books at
ForTheGENIUS.com or
LindaLysakowski.com
...
Contact Linda at Linda@LindaLysakowski.com
www.LindaLysakowski.com
Linda Lysakowski.com: Dedicated to inspiring philanthro...
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  1. 1. Linda Lysakowski.com: Dedicated to inspiring philanthropy and creativity
  2. 2. Linda Lysakowski.com: Dedicated to inspiring philanthropy and creativity
  3. 3. • Raise Funds • Raise Friends • Build Relationships • Thank Volunteers • Recognize Donors • Advance Mission of Your Organization Linda Lysakowski.com: Dedicated to inspiring philanthropy and creativity
  4. 4. • Drain on staff and volunteers • Disrupt normal routine • Can lose money • Opportunity to “flop” publicly • Time consuming • Planning Time Linda Lysakowski.com: Dedicated to inspiring philanthropy and creativity
  5. 5. • It’s comfortable • Our board’s love them! (or do they?) • Our donors love them! (or do they?) • Our volunteers love them (or do they?) • We’re addicted! Linda Lysakowski.com: Dedicated to inspiring philanthropy and creativity
  6. 6. 1. Evaluate Events 2. Evaluate Entire Program 3. Review Results 4. Choose One-two Events 5. Development Plan 6. Development Committee Linda Lysakowski.com: Dedicated to inspiring philanthropy and creativity
  7. 7. 7. Board Development 8. Develop Infrastructure 9. Develop Case for Support 10. Implement Annual Fund 11. Research and Cultivation 12. Major Gifts/Planned Giving Linda Lysakowski.com: Dedicated to inspiring philanthropy and creativity
  8. 8. 1. Evaluate Events • Use our special event assessment tool • Be honest about time spent • Assess NET income, not gross revenues Linda Lysakowski.com: Dedicated to inspiring philanthropy and creativity
  9. 9. 2. Evaluate Entire Program: • Development audit • Self-assessment tools Linda Lysakowski.com: Dedicated to inspiring philanthropy and creativity
  10. 10. 3. Review Results: • Board • Staff • Volunteers Linda Lysakowski.com: Dedicated to inspiring philanthropy and creativity
  11. 11. 4. Choose One or Two Events to Keep: • Mission-related • Most effective • What to do with the others? Linda Lysakowski.com: Dedicated to inspiring philanthropy and creativity
  12. 12. 5. Development Plan: • Diversify, diversify, diversify • Plan events to coordinate with the rest of the plan Linda Lysakowski.com: Dedicated to inspiring philanthropy and creativity
  13. 13. 6. Establish a Development Committee: • Not just an event committee • Board and non-board members Linda Lysakowski.com: Dedicated to inspiring philanthropy and creativity
  14. 14. 7. Board Development: • Governance Committee • What should your board look like? Linda Lysakowski.com: Dedicated to inspiring philanthropy and creativity
  15. 15. 8. Develop Infrastructure: • Donor tracking software • Policies • Procedures Linda Lysakowski.com: Dedicated to inspiring philanthropy and creativity
  16. 16. 9. Develop Case for Support • Your story • Make it compelling • It must be emotional and rational Linda Lysakowski.com: Dedicated to inspiring philanthropy and creativity
  17. 17. 10. Implement Annual Fund • Mail • Phone • Website • Social Media Linda Lysakowski.com: Dedicated to inspiring philanthropy and creativity
  18. 18. 11. Research and Cultivation: • Identify donors • Research donors • Cultivate donors Linda Lysakowski.com: Dedicated to inspiring philanthropy and creativity
  19. 19. 12. Major Gifts/Planned Giving • Start with current donors • Involve board and volunteers • Moves management Linda Lysakowski.com: Dedicated to inspiring philanthropy and creativity
  20. 20. • 15% Discount on Fundraising for the GENIUS: use discount code linda2014books at ForTheGENIUS.com or LindaLysakowski.com Linda Lysakowski.com: Dedicated to inspiring philanthropy and creativity
  21. 21. Contact Linda at Linda@LindaLysakowski.com www.LindaLysakowski.com Linda Lysakowski.com: Dedicated to inspiring philanthropy and creativity

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