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Reimagine the Possibilities: Opportunities and Innovations in the Moment (Session 2)

October 22, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The global pandemic has magnified challenges within nonprofit systems. Yet in moments of great crisis, great opportunity can also arise. Nonprofit practitioners have the chance now to adjust or rebuild their organizations, partnerships, and community strategies in new and creative ways.

How can we build truly accessible workplaces? How can we ensure equity is embedded in our relationships and services? How do we authentically share power and resources with each other and with the people we aim to serve? With the path forward changing on a daily basis, nonprofit leaders are left with many questions. This leadership lab offers a safe place for candid conversations for nonprofit executives, board members, and other key stakeholders to explore the unique dynamics created by the events of 2020.

Session 2  – Fundraising for Sustainability

In 2020, fundraising shifted swiftly from in-person events and across-the-table asks to socially-distanced, digital engagements. We’ll be living in this new context for the foreseeable future, so how can we catch up, adapt, and continue to build meaningful relationships with donors? In this session, we’ll examine how fund development shifts in times of crisis or economic downturn — and what we can learn from previous eras to build sustainable models for fund development.

Panelists: Michelle Bottrall (Meals on Wheels), Julieta Mendez (Candid), and Bethany Maki (Progressive Multiplier Fund)

Key Concepts:

  • How do we adjust to changing communication channels?
  • How does fundraising look different in light of COVID’s impact?
  • Tips for fundraising in a financial downturn

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Each session of this series will feature guest panelists and will be facilitated by the Johnson Center’s Tamela Spicer and Mandy Sharp Eizinger.




Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy
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