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Maintain Fundraising Momentum In Today's Economy

63 minutes, including Q & A

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Robert Sharp Available Only Through Affinity Seminars
Led by Dr. Robert B. Sharp, Founder, & Linda Garrison, Vice President, RBSCo, Denver, CO.

In January 2007 Bob Sharp predicted (right here on an Affinity Seminar) that a global economic meltdown would occur in late 2007 or early 2008.

He spoke about the potential impact to non-profits and philanthropy and where to invest fundraising resources in the face of change.

Two years later, fundraisers who thought Bob was too pessimistic are asking for advice.

Learn how to best weather this storm.

Linda GarrisonA shift, has transformed the classic rules of fundraising dramatically. It has occured among high net worth individuals -- and it is quite separate from the economic meltdown. Many of these folks made big money from hedge funds, derivatives and the like. Some of them have lost their collective shirt. But others are still doing very, very well.

You'll learn:

  • Who's giving, and who's not.
  • How to break through the “psychology of scarcity” that impacts your entire donor pool.
  • How to keep up fund raising momentum, whether for your annual fund or a major gifts campaign.
  • And you’ll discover that certain demographics are actually prospering despite the economy.

Who Should Attend: Development directors, capital campaign directors, major gift officers, campaign cabinet members, major gift chairs, anyone contemplating a capital campaign, seeking major gifts or just trying to weather the storm.

You get:

  • A new understanding of where – and how – to focus in both major gift and annual fundraising.
  • How to identify the wealthiest of the wealthy within your constituency.
  • A new understanding of how to be even more successful with major donors.

2 Comments From Bob's 2007 Affinity Seminar:

"Great Seminar! Well worth the time."
Zack Hall, Methodist Children's Home

"[Most positive info:] The overall data-driven approach of how relational capital is the wave of the future. Thanks!"
Garth Ferro, Student Assistance Foundation

About Bob Sharp:

RBSCo LogoDr. Sharp, founder of RBSCo, has more than 25 years of national consulting experience in capital campaigns, annual funds, endowment campaigns, board and leadership development, and strategic planning. He has counseled hundreds of nonprofit organizations, helping them raise millions of dollars in funding for a wide variety of purposes.  He is recognized as one of the leading fundraising professionals in the country.

In recent years, Bob's firm has taken clients through 20 successful campaigns, raising more than $695 million.

A frequent guest speaker at both the local and national levels, he was honored as “Fund Raising Professional of the Year” by the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

Dr. Sharp has taught courses in fundraising for the El Pomar Foundation’s nationally recognized Fellowship Program, where he addresses 21st century challenges in philanthropy.  Bob Sharp is a graduate of Rutgers University, holds a Masters from Indiana University and a Doctorate from the University of Wyoming. More . . .

About Linda Garrison:

Associated with RBSCo since 1996, Linda Garrison has been a fund raising and public relations consultant since the late 1980s. She has worked with dozens of non-profits, including hospitals, health organizations, colleges, churches and other faith-based institutions, human service providers, associations and arts organizations, providing counsel and direct services.

During her award-winning public relations career, she worked on both the West Coast and in Colorado. More . . .