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Join us as we explore the building blocks of successful fundraising!
The Center for Nonprofit Management is bringing together seasoned professionals in the field of fundraising to offer the “Progression of Giving” BreakFACTS Series this spring!
Members of Stonehill College’s Advancement Team will join us each month to share their expertise in the areas of Major Gifts, Planned Giving, Annual Giving, Special Events & Stewardship and Corporate & Foundation Relations.
Most importantly, you will learn how all of these areas are connected and how they are each important to building an effective fundraising strategy.
March 25, 2014
Major Gifts & Planned Giving
April 29, 2014
Donor Relations & Special Events
May 20, 2014
Your Fundraising Strategy
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Progression of Giving: Major Gifts and Planned Giving
Join us for our March BreakFACTS! This session will increase your understanding as to how Major Gifts and Planned Giving can help improve your organization. What are the basic building blocks and knowledge that are necessary to make this happen? How do they all work together to help an organization achieve a successful Major Gift strategy?
In this session you will learn:
- The Arts and Science of Major Gift Fundraising
- Major Gift Giving Cycle
- Identifying donors
- Qualifying donors
- After the Ask
- Gift Planning/Planned Giving
Sharon M. Doyle, Planned Giving/Major Gifts Officer
Sharon has been the Planned Giving/Major Gifts Officer at Stonehill College for 8 years. Sharon has over 20 years of fundraising experience. She began her career in fundraising at the United Way of Rhode Island as the Director of Leadership Gifts and then Director of Planned Giving. She was the first Director of Planned Giving at the Rhode Island Chapter of The Nature Conservancy working closely with the National Chapter of The Nature Conservancy. From there she became the Director of Development at Providence Country Day School, an independent day school grades 5-12. Her responsibilities included overseeing all aspects of fundraising for the school which included annual appeals, events, major gifts and planned giving.
A graduate of Providence College, she is actively involved in her community and professional organizations. Currently a member of the Partners for Philanthropic Planning; Boston and Providence Chapters; past Board member of the Rhode Island Chapters of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and Planned Giving Group of RI, Girl Scout leader, PTO President, member of the choir and taught Sunday school at her church.
David Dugas, Director of Major Gifts & Planned Giving
After six years as a Major Gifts Officer at Stonehill College, David was named Director of Major Gifts & Planned Giving in December 2011. In this role he manages the four major gifts officers and the Division’s research person. In addition David carries a portfolio of approximately 150 major gift prospects. David engages and develops relationships with alumni, parents and friend of the College to inform them of the College’s priorities, to stimulate their interest in the College and to match their interests with institutional needs.
A 1987 graduate of Providence College, David worked in the banking industry as a commercial loan officer for 14 years before making a career change and joining the Development staff at Providence College from 2001-2005; ultimately becoming director of the annual fund there. In addition to his work at Stonehill, David is an active member of the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education. He lives in Cumberland, RI with his wife and three children. Two of his children attend Stonehill; Christopher class of 2015 and Julianne class of 2017.
Stephen Muzrall, Major Gifts Officer
Stephen Muzrall started his career at Stonehill as a Special Gifts Officer in the fall of 2006 and was promoted to Major Gifts Officer in 2011. While at Stonehill, he has coordinated the College’s first Community Campaign, which has seen a tremendous participation rate and has raised over $500,000 in new gifts and pledges from faculty, staff and administration of the college. He has also overseen naming opportunities within the school’s new Shields Science Center and has managed a large portfolio of prospects. Steve also works closely with the Athletics Department to enhance their development efforts.
Prior to his arrival at Stonehill, Steve served as an associate at the nonprofit consulting firm Development Guild/DDI in Brookline from 2004-2006 working on numerous executive search and strategic planning projects. He has also worked for the Massachusetts Committee on Energy at the State House and the New Hampshire Democratic Party after graduating from Providence College in 2002. He is actively involved in CASE, serving as a member of the breakfast series planning committee and presenter at a number of sessions.
To register for programs, please visit our registration page.
Questions? Please call 508-565-1856 or email email@example.com
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Progression of Giving: Annual Giving
Facilitated by: Lisa Richards, Director of the Annual Fund & Doug Smith, Assistant Vice President for Advancement and Director of Development at Stonehill College
Join us as we continue to move through the Progression of Giving series with our February BreakFACTS on Annual Giving! This session will increase your understanding of the importance of the annual fund as a building block of your fundraising program.
In this session you will learn:
- Solicitation Methods
- Importance of Data Health
- Gift Acknowledgement and Stewardship
- Case for Support
- Identifying and Working Through Challenges
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Progression of Giving: Development 101
Facilitated by: Doug Smith, Assistant Vice President for Advancement & Director of Development, Stonehill College
Join us for our January BreakFACTS! As an introduction to our Spring BreakFACTS Series, this session will increase your understanding as to how philanthropy can help improve your organization. What are they basic building blocks that are necessary to make this happen? How do they all work together to help an organization achieve a successful fundraising strategy?
In this session, you will learn:
- Who Gives and Who Gets
- Types of Gifts
- Case for Support
- Why Donors Say No
- Development Strategy
- Philanthropic Expectations
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Facilitated by: Allan Pressel, CEO of PowerSite 123
Join us for CNM’s first webinar as we discuss innovative techniques for maximizing the fundraising results you can achieve with your website and social media!
This session will be offered as a webinar or in-person training. Please indicate on the registration form if you’d like to log in remotely, or physically attend the training at the Center for Nonprofit Management.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Facilitated by: Heather Heerman, Stonehill College, Director for the Office of Career Services
We would like to extend our warmest thanks to Heather Heerman for facilitating the November BreakFACTS workshop “Nonprofit Internships: Creating, Recruiting and Managing.”
The presentation was offered as a way for organizations to get started in the process of providing successful internship experiences, as well as to enhance their already existing internship programs. Overall, the organizations' representatives left the workshop with a greater knowledge of how to market available positions, ways to recruit quality interns and tips for evaluating an intern’s performance.
Friday, October 25, 2013
Panelists Included: Candyce Dostert, Ellen Gugel, Maura Harrington, and Larisa Pazmino
Moderated by: Marie Kelly, Stonehill College, Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations
CNM would like to extend our thanks to all who were involved with the planning, implementation and facilitation of the October BreakFACTS session!
A panel of members from the Grants Professional Association (GPA) shared their personal experiences and engaged the audience in a dialogue on effective grant proposal development. The audience stated that the importance of budgeting, avoiding mission drift and considering strategic alliances as some of the key takeaways from the discussion. Overall, the information provided by the panelists allowed the audience to better address the challenges they may face when searching and applying for grants.
*To learn more about the Grants Professional Association, visit, http://grantprofessionals.org/
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Facilitated By: Liz Theresa
CNM would like to give a big thanks to our September BreakFACTS facilitator Liz Theresa!
Liz helped us kick off our 2013-2014 BreakFACTS training series with a workshop dedicated to exploring how to blog effectively and create content to get your organization noticed online! The participants loved Liz’s positive energy and felt that they left the workshop with a greater knowledge on how to enhance their internet marketing and blogging strategies.
This Stonehill alum (2009) is always a crowd favorite and we look forward to working with her again soon.
* To learn more about Liz Theresa and download her free online marketing guide, visit http://www.LizTheresa.com.