Clay County Series: Building a Fundraising Program That Works for Your Team

Aug 01, 2023 9:00AM—11:30AM


Orange Park Public Library 2054 Plainfield Ave Orange Park, FL 32073

Cost Free for Clay Serving Nonprofits

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Building a development program takes time and resources, and the many tasks involved often exceed the staff and budget available. How can you build a plan that works for your organization? You will leave this session with key steps to creating a written development plan that you can share at your next board committee meeting. You will learn how to evaluate your current fundraising practices as well as map short and longer term goals. We’ll discuss how to identify the fundamentals of a strong fundraising program and when it’s time to add staff or invest in a new database, as well as how to evaluate the fundraising program’s effectiveness beyond dollars raised. Because stewardship underpins all good fundraising, our discussion will begin there. Bring your questions and leave with answers and ideas!

Portrait of Nonprofit Works Presenter Missy KetchumJoin Missy Ketchum for this wonderful and practical session!

Missy has 30 years of experience in fund-raising and institutional advancement for nonprofit organizations. She retired in December as Executive Director of Institutional Advancement for Episcopal School of Jacksonville. In her career Missy has been a one-person marketing and development shop, and she has also led a 10-person department. She has run major capital campaigns, annual funds, and feasibility studies, and she has written grants and comprehensive development plans. She has worked as a consultant to small and large nonprofits all over the southeast. Missy is currently an officer on the Board of Directors for Improve Care Now, a national learning network of pediatric gastroenterology centers.

About the Capacity Building for Clay County Nonprofits Series:

The Clay Nonprofits Series is free to nonprofit organizations (including staff, board, and volunteers) located in or serving residents of Clay County. We thank the Paul E. and Klare N. Reinhold Foundation for their generous support of this series. These professional development programs focus on strengthening leadership teams, which begins with the CEO and the Board, but also seeks to deepen the leadership structure by increasing opportunities for peer-learning and networking between managers and key volunteers.

The Nonprofit Center believes that Access to Capital is one of the four key elements of an effective, sustainable and adaptable organization. To learn more about The Nonprofit Center’s Stronger Nonprofits Frameworkclick here