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Where Are Bill Gates and Other Philanthropists When We Need Them?

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Where is Bill Gates (and other philanthropists) when we need them? We know our cause is compelling but struggle to raise the funds for our organizations to grow and thrive. This interactive session enables participants to learn how to grow from an annual fund/special events framework into a major/ transformational gift program. Building on your strategic plan and cultivating engagement at both the grass roots and “community influencer” levels can lead to manageable goals and clear roles for board members, volunteers and staff. The elements of a strong “case for support” along with how to use it are included.


  • Debra Thompson

    Debra provides strategic facilitation, fund development planning, research and project management support. She is a certified trainer, consultant and peer reviewer for both the PA and National Standards for Excellence:® An Ethics and Accountability Code for the Nonprofit Sector. With a degree in marketing and an MBA, Deb has advanced training in Strategic Planning, Quantitative and Qualitative Market Research, Total Quality Management and Leadership Development, Systems Thinking & Facilitation.
    Deb has worked with 250+ nonprofits.

  • Margie Taylor, CFRE

    Margie, CFRE, a senior consultant with Strategy Solutions, has worked in philanthropy and economic development for more than 30 years. Taylor holds the professional designation “Certified Fundraising Executive,” after having met a series of standards which include tenure in the profession, education, demonstrated fundraising achievement and a commitment to service to not-for-profit organizations. She also passed a rigorous written examination testing the knowledge, skills, and abilities required of a fundraising executive, and agreed to uphold Accountability Standards and the Donor Bill of Rights. She was named Outstanding Fundraiser of the Year by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Northwestern Pennsylvania Chapter, in 2012.

August 16, 2023
Wed 1:00 PM EDT

Duration 1H 0M

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