November Monthly MeetingWhen: 11/20/2014
(Registration closes 11/ 13 /2014)
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· Volunteer Management As fundraisers, we know that engagement of potential donors as volunteers is an important tool in our toolkit. However, we can often find ourselves managing all of the logistics related to the volunteer experience without ensuring that the fundraising message is being communicated effectively. Worse, people who want to volunteer find themselves on an endless waiting list and are left to die on the vine. A Child's Place and Hands on Charlotte will share how they have effectively engage a large base of volunteers, while maintaining a fundraising message.
· Staff Retention Researcher Penelope Burke has noted that the turnover rate for development professionals is an abysmal 16 months. After six months of getting a new development professional oriented to the organization and the role, a nonprofit gets roughly six good months out of that employee on average before they begin looking for a new job, exiting before the year-and-a-half mark. Organizations that do a good job of retaining talented staff create a culture of retention that is intentional and oriented toward bottom-line success. AFP President-Elect, Michelle Hamilton, will lead a roundtable discussion around issues of staff retention. This session is for experienced development professionals who are currently managing a staff of two or more.
· Direct Mail Not Necessarily Evil! - Come to this interactive session with your questions, success stories, and missteps for group discussion. This session is geared to those with direct mail appeal responsibilities, as well as those who wish to learn more about both theory and practice. Will include how to incorporate direct mail into your development program. Pam Janowicz Gray from Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region will share tips and tricks for effective direct mail strategies.