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Major Gift Magic: Data + Donors = Dollars

Thursday, August 24, 2017 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm  ET

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Did you know that 80% of charitable giving in the US comes from individuals? Individual giving should be a cornerstone of your fundraising strategy, but how can you keep donors committed to your cause and willing to level up their support?  In order to bring in big gifts from individuals, you need a framework for your major gifts program. Join Emma Kieran for a presentation on how to build a framework to help you define major gifts, find prospects, and build relationships that lead to big gifts.


  • Learn the necessary components of a major gifts program
  • Define major gift goals for your organization
  • Use data to move your major gifts strategy forward


  • CEOs/Executive Directors
  • Development Officers
  • Directors of Strategy, Performance Measurement Directors

Emma Kieran founded Pilot Peak Consulting in 2014. With more than 16 years of professional and volunteer fundraising experience, she has worked with over 50 nonprofits in her career on a broad range of projects from planning to implementation, coaching and interim services. Most recently, Emma was the vice president for Fundraising and Development at Orr Associates, Inc. (OAI). Before OAI, Emma was a consultant with Changing Our World (CW). During her tenure at these two nationally recognized fundraising consulting firms, she helped many nonprofit organizations augment their strategies and improve their fundraising activities.

Emma holds an MPA from American University in Nonprofit Management and a BA from Connecticut College. In her free time, Emma is an avid marathoner and three-time Ironman triathlete, volunteers for her alma mater, The Ellis School for Girls, and Girls on the Run, and enjoys photography and being outdoors.


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