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*Special workshop meeting on December 5th!*

Tuesday, December 12 at .   Developing Major Gift Strategies Workshop with CCS Fundraising ∙ Development Services ∙ Strategic Consulting @ Rotary International, Evanston.

There are many factors in a major gift request that are beyond our control, so we must control every factor that we can. Developing a major gift strategy for each key prospect will allow you to identify the most capable and ready prospects and determine the best approach. Being armed with a strategy, you will increase chances of success!

Parking: Please leave time for parking knowing that the meters have time restrictions. Recommend using the paid garage at (Sherman Plaza Self Park, 821 Davis St, Evanston, IL 60201.

 

Founded in 1985, Women in Development North (WIDN) is dedicated to advancing professionals the development with education and networking opportunities.  We also welcome those in transition and as well as individuals with other professional ties to development.

WIDN provides members with monthly meetings on key development concepts and issues. We hold our meetings in various locations throughout the northern suburbs so that you will find them easily accessible.

Women in Development North is an approved provider of continuing education credit for the Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) credential. Most of our events are eligible for CFRE points; see program descriptions for details.

Our reasonable annual membership ($40) and our emphasis on timely topics has translated into a robust organization. We currently have about 80 members.

As the co-founder of WIDN over 30 years ago, I am both delighted and impressed to see how the organization has grown and continues to provide such wonderful support for development professionals.  The varied topics presented at our meetings are so important, as they increase our knowledge and sharpen our abilities to raise funds for our nonprofit organizations and clients. -Francine Friedman, CFRE

UPCOMING WIDN EVENTS!

Dec
5
Tue
Developing Major Gift Strategies Workshop with CCS Fundraising ∙ Development Services ∙ Strategic Consulting @ Rotary International
Dec 5 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Major Gift Strategies: There are many factors in a major gift request that are beyond our control, so we must control every factor that we can. Developing a major gift strategy for each key prospect will allow you to identify the most capable and ready prospects and determine the best approach. Being armed with a strategy, you will increase chances of success to secure the largest gift possible and open the door to your next request.

This workshop, lead by Laura Aikens, Senior Vice President of CCS offers 3 CFRE credits.  Laura’s bio is below.

Parking: Please leave time for parking knowing that the meters have time restrictions. We recommend using the paid garage at (Sherman Plaza Self Park, 821 Davis St, Evanston, IL 60201; Enter from Davis Street or Benson Ave.; 847-491-6908)
(http://www.cityofevanston.org/parking/lots-garages/) and walk a couple blocks to One Rotary Center (1560 Sherman Ave at Grove Street).

Aikens, Laura

Laura Aikens joined CCS in 2009 and brings more than 14 years of experience working with local, regional, and national nonprofit organizations. Her areas of expertise include strategic planning, data analysis, major gift program development, annual fund operations, and leadership engagement. She is especially skilled at raising funds in resource-poor environments and has helped numerous organizations achieve their highest fundraising levels in years. Laura has assisted her clients in raising a combined total exceeding $500 million.

Jan
9
Tue
Major Gifts: Who should be solicited and measuring success with David Lively, (Associate Vice President, Northwestern University) @ Midwest Young Artists
Jan 9 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Program: In recent years the field of advancement has seen a tremendous drive to implement metrics to manage and measure the work of major gift officers and others throughout the organization. These efforts have been driven by factors ranging from the need to measure the return on investment to the need to increase fundraising outcomes. In this session we will explore several case studies to illustrate a proven system to measure major gift productivity.

 


We invite you to browse the WIDN website and contact us for more informatiON.

Women in Development North