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Should Major Gifts Be Staff or Volunteer Driven?

May 12, 2016

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This panel discussion will look at the pros and cons of cultivating and soliciting major donors through a staff or volunteer model, and success factors for successfully approach each, as well as a hybrid major donor program.

Intended audience:

Development directors and staff; executive directors; and board members. Panel discussion will be most appropriate for medium to large nonprofit institutions with budgets of $2.5 million and higher.


This video is a recording of a live event at Foundation Center West on May 12, 2016.

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About the Presenter

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LISA HOFFMAN brings 25 years of experience and success to nonprofit fund and board development, facilitation, and coaching.

Grounded in practices of deep listening, respect, and collaboration, Lisa’s approach begins with clearly understanding an organization’s culture, needs and issues. Partnering with her clients, she determines how to effectively tackle challenges ranging from raising more money, to designing a dynamic and productive board-staff retreat, to helping executive directors, development professionals and board members hone their skills and fulfill their leadership potential. She then rolls up her sleeves and gets to work.