Wednesday, November 13th, 2019 from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM PST
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Florence Events Center
715 Quince Street
Florence, OR 97439

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Emily Loveall
Center for Nonprofit Stewardship 

Nonprofit Learning Series: The Power of Board Members 

At this half-day event in Florence, Rachel Muir will teach on the unique power of board members when it comes to fundraising. This workshop is full of interactive activities designed to help participants discover motivations that drive donors, explore strategies to advance key relationships, and sharpen their skills to make the ask.

Registration is $10 in advance and $15 at the door.

This event is made possible by partnership with PeaceHealth Peace Harbor Medical Center Foundation.


8:30am: The Joy of Giving, Unique Power of Board Members & Fundraising Myths Debunked

They say money can’t buy happiness. It can however, if you spend it on others. Donors are 43% more likely to say they are “very happy” than non-donors. Discover the motivations that drive donor’s generosity, how to frame fundraising to set yourself up for success and the unique power of board members in influencing donor gift amounts and retention.

9:45am: The Lucrative Art of Great Donor Discovery

We enjoy quality time with community leaders, entrepreneurs and well-respected business leaders often. How can we bring them in? How can we deepen an existing relationship or forge a new one? What strategies can help you get your foot in the door? We’ll explore winning (and free!) tips, strategies and tools to get your foot in the door, quickly build rapport and how to use events like Jeffersonian Dinners to help you advance a key relationship.

11:00am: Get the Visit, Nail the Ask
Most people are afraid of making the ask but if you can just get the visit you have an 85% chance of getting the gift. Master the art and science of a successful ask with tips to get the appointment.

11:30am: The Art of the Ask
The myth of soliciting a gift is that we are taking something away from someone, “hitting them up” or “targeting them”. The truth is people like to give. Sharpen your skills to make the ask, “listen for the gift”, determine ask amounts, translate body language, and overcome objections. Walk through solicitation scenarios as a group determining ask amount and approach.

12:00pm: Adjourn

Plus breaks and interactive activities!

About the Presenter:

Rachel Muir CFRE, Vice President, Training 
When she was 26 years old, Rachel Muir launched Girlstart, a non-profit organization to empower girls in math, science, engineering and technology in the living room of her apartment with $500 and a credit card. Several years later she had raised over 10 million dollars and was featured on Oprah, CNN, and the Today show.

A winner of Oprah’s Use your Life Award, Rachel was named “Outstanding Fundraising Executive of the Year” by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, and one of Fast Company Magazine’s “Fast 50 Champions of Innovation.”

A sought-after speaker, trainer and nonprofit founder, Rachel’s career spans running successful nonprofit organizations, leading an online fundraising consulting practice, and managing major gift portfolios for some of the country’s largest nonprofit brands.

This event is made possible by partnership with PeaceHealth Peace Harbor Medical Center Foundation and is sponsored by Banner Bank