2019 Virtual Conference for Small Development Shops

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Who says small shops can't achieve BIG results?

At the 2019 Virtual Conference for Small Development Shops, small shop fundraising experts from around the country will share their knowledge and expertise on topics like:

  • Fundraising strategies to increase donations from individuals 
  • Insightful solutions to help you strengthen your relationships with donors
  • Developing and retaining volunteer fundraising leadership

All of our speakers have been in your shoes, and so the tools and resources in our sessions are geared toward your needs. "As a small organization, these tools spoke our language," said an attendee last year. 

Plus, with a virtual conference, you'll get all the benefits of a large event and more — without spending time or money on travel (or even having to leave your office). Discover the virtues of virtual conferences from the comfort of a computer near you. At our virtual conference, you will:

  • Have the chance to chat and ask questions during each session
  • Browse an online resource room with immediate access to all session materials
  • Come back at any time in the next 12 months to watch the session recordings

The Nonprofit Fundraising Conference is co-hosted by the North Dakota Association of Nonprofit OrganizationsNorth Carolina Center for NonprofitsTogether SCWashington Nonprofits and the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits.

2019 Virtual Conference for Small Development Shops

October 2 and 3, 2019
11:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. CT both days
Virtual - Live/Online

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Keynote Speakers

Wednesday's keynote speaker is experienced small shop fundraiser Sarah Brooks. Sarah considers it an honor to raise money for the causes she cares about, and she takes real joy in inspiring others to realize they too can change the world through smart and authentic fundraising. As the associate director of the Methow Conservancy in rural North Central Washington State, Sarah knows firsthand the work of a small shop fundraiser feels overwhelming at times...but she's also discovered at least six superpowers that fundraisers in bigger organizations would LOVE to have!  In her talk, Sarah will help you see fundraising in a whole new light as she reveals what these superpowers are and how to unleash them – even if it means breaking some fundraising rules! You'll leave her session energized, excited, and ready to start implementing new ideas for showing your organization's impact.

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Thursday's keynote speaker is Kishshana Palmer, a national speaker, trainer, and coach with a 17 years of experience in fundraising, marketing, and talent management. Over the course of her career, Kishshana grew tired of jumping tall buildings, putting out fires and saving the day…all before lunch! Kishshana will share with you her "go to" strategies to do amazing work, ask for help, set boundaries and more. 

In addition to her consulting work, Kishshana is also an adjunct professor at Baruch College and Long Island University, Certified Fundraising Executive, BoardSource Certified Governance Trainer, and an AFP Master Trainer. When an organization wants to grow, find and retain people on their team, raise money, and more, she is the philanthropic fairy godmother they have on speed dial. Her work isn’t limited to organizations, she coaches social good professionals, too.

Sponsored by:
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