Thursday, February 22, 2018

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5:30 PM to 6:00 PM - Registration and Networking

6:00 PM to 6:45 PM - Program

6:45 PM to 8:00 PM - Networking 


Urban Chestnut Grove Brewery and Bierhall              4465 Manchester Ave.                                                    St. Louis, MO 63110





Calling All New and Young Professionals*       No Matter Your Age 

Development 101 - Getting Started on the   Right Foot!

February 22, 2018



How do most of us learn about development? On the job, that’s how. That can be a good thing…or a disaster! Come spend time with Linda Haley learning about the basics you’ll need to figure out which development positions are right for you, learn the fundamentals early so you’ll have a firm foundation for your development future, and avoid any unnecessary pitfalls.

We’ll talk about mentors – how to find, keep, and effectively work with them. We’ll strategize around development techniques and metrics so you can be prepared to tackle most development activities. And we’ll talk about nonprofit challenges and how to spot those that might be unmanageable and unproductive for you.

Come spend some time learning how to get started on the right foot!


Linda B. Haley, CFRE

Principal – Let’s Build Hope

Named the 2016 Outstanding Fundraising Executive by the St. Louis Regional Chapter of AFP

Since 1995, Linda Haley, CFRE, has worked as a development officer and consultant, raising more than $100 million for religious, social services, educational, and healthcare organizations. Linda is the founder of Let’s Build Hope, which supports nonprofit organizations through teaching, coaching, and mentoring development teams, senior staff, and board members. She also offers a weeklong Annual Fund Training Camp to educate fundraisers and volunteers about the intricacies of successful fund development and the need for a true culture of philanthropy. Linda speaks both locally and nationally about fund development and is a vocal advocate for nonprofits who seek to change the fabric of the communities they serve.

*Please note that young professional functions no longer have age restrictions.