Thursday, October 5, 2023 from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM EDT
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Roanoke Higher Education Center Room 410 
108 N. Jefferson Street
Roanoke, VA 24016

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Carly Oliver 
Community Foundation Serving Western Virginia 

Please join us for our first NPO CONNECT of the fiscal year! 

We'd love to see you!

LET'S TALK ABOUT: 6 Steps of the Fundraising Cycle

Successful fundraising is built on a solid foundation of relationship-building. Stewarding those relationships through a well-thought-out annual cycle that is part of a repeatable process helps ensure there is enough engagement and support to accomplish your goals. This workshop will explore each step of the fundraising cycle, from crafting a compelling case for support to effective donor stewardship, and will include resources to identify and support the practical steps needed to operationalize fundraising strategies.

Nonprofit staff and board me  mbers are welcome!  Space is limited.

COST: FREE!  Please note that if you register and are unable to make the networking event, you will need to let Foundaiton staff know immediately so that others may participate.  

SPEAKER: Warren Buford, E.D. of Development at University of Virginiaim Turner

Warren Buford is an educational and social impact sector leader with demonstrated success advancing strategic initiatives and growing programs nationally and globally.  As an advancement leader, he is an enthusiastic community builder who forges positive relationships with a diverse array of institutional and external stakeholders to align aspirations and resources.  As a teacher-facilitator-consultant-coach, he has a passion for helping others fulfill their goals and bring high-impact ideas to life.  He currently serves as the executive director of development at the University of Virginia School of Engineering. He previously served as associate head of school for advancement for St. Anne’s-Belfield School in Charlottesville and has also worked for the University of Virginia (VA), Davidson College (NC), and the Children’s Defense Fund (DC).  Warren holds a B.A. in political science with a concentration in ethnic studies from Davidson College and an M.Phil. in political studies with focus in transitional justice from the University of Cape Town, South Africa, where he served as a Rotary International Ambassadorial Fellow and research fellow with the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation. He is also an alumnus of the International School of Kenya. He has taught or guest lectured on leadership and social entrepreneurship and has extensive experience consulting on philanthropy here in the U.S. and internationally.  Board service includes the Center for Nonprofit Excellence, Albemarle Housing Improvement Program, Olivet Presbyterian Church, Virginia Discovery Museum, and Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Africa Advisory.