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February Luncheon:
Funding your Organization through Non-traditional Fundraising

Speaker: Rick Miller

  Thursday, February 5, 2015
12:00p - 1:30p

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Jan 19 - Development Coordinator
The Alzheimer's Association (Oklahoma chapter) seeks an energetic, motivated, and highly organized Development Coordinator in its Tulsa office. The Development Coordinator is an integral member of the Development team, and is responsible for managing logistics for several of the Association's fundraising events including the annual Memory Gala and Walk to End Alzheimer's. Duties include (but are not limited to) management of timelines, communications, mailings, event website updates, and coordination with event committee volunteers, vendors, sponsors, etc. The Development Coordinator also assists with donor stewardship, providing support to the Director of Development and Corporate Relations Manager. ... more >
Jan 8 - Executive Director
The Executive Director (ED) is responsible for the daily management of Retired Senior Volunteer Program of Tulsa, Inc. The ED is employed by and reports to the RSVP Board of Directors and Executive Committee. The ED is the resource person leading the budget process, planning for and administering the RSVP program, providing service to clients in accordance with the agency’s purpose, and building and maintaining community contacts. The ED oversees RSVP operations in multiple Oklahoma counties: Tulsa, Creek, Osage, Wagoner, and Washington Counties. ... more >
Jan 6 - Major Gifts Officer
The Major Gifts Officer is responsible for maintaining and increasing funding from major donors in their assigned region through effective identification, cultivation and solicitation. The focus of this position is to identify and deepen long-term relationships built on a firm understanding of donor interests, passions and values. ... more >
Dec 22 - Major Gifts Officer
Job Summary Identifies, engages, cultivates, solicits, and stewards current and prospective donors in expanding their financial support of the work of the American Red Cross. Responsible for meeting an annual revenue target by working with an assigned portfolio of donors and prospects to advance the mission of the organization and assist donors in creating meaning in their lives through giving to the American Red Cross. Main Responsibilities Develops and executes ongoing strategy for qualifying suspects and moving them to prospect status using tools such as small cultivation events, research and community networking, with a goal of 30% of the portfolio having been identified by the MGO. Works collaboratively with other departments and partners with development staff at the National Office to create customized solicitation strategies matching the objectives of the organization and interests of the donor/prospect. Manages a portfolio of donors and prospects. Responsible for minimum annual fundraising goal ($350,000 for the current fiscal year) as specified in performance standards, including both renewable gifts and new incremental revenue. Personally solicits assigned donor portfolio, including preparation of personalized materials when needed. Revenue target may increase due to major domestic disasters. Works with community Board members and other leadership volunteers to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward appropriate donors. Identifies potential planned giving prospects among assigned donors and partners with Region’s assigned Gift Planning Officer to solicit those prospects. Implements programs/activities to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward donors at the $2,500 level or higher, with an emphasis on maximizing revenue for the American Red Cross. Updates donor records in region and/or district database and following donor contacts. Education: Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree is highly desirable. Experience: Mi ... more >
Jan 29 - Giving USA 2014
(July 16, 2014) Giving figures and other research are critical for fundraising success, and Giving USA: The Annual Report on Philanthropy is the seminal publication reporting on the sources and uses of charitable giving in the United States. ... more >
Jan 28 - Top Ten (Week of January 26, 2015): Helping Volunteers Fall in Love with the Mission
(Jan. 26, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including why you should start peer-to-peer fundraising this year; why selling alone can’t close your first “sale;” a cautionary case study on board management; monthly giving programs for the small shop; and more! ... more >
Jan 28 - Call for Research Papers in Canada
The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada is accepting proposals under its Research Awards program with a deadline of April 30, 2015. Up to $10,000 is available and grant notifications will be made by the end of May with the expectation that the research will be completed by December 31, 2015. ... more >
Jan 28 - Technology: Fundraisers and Donors Not Yet on the Same Page
(Jan. 28, 2015) A new report by Give Central, a web-based donation platform, underscores the disconnect between the increasing ability and eagerness of nonprofits to take advantage of rapidly evolving technology—and the reluctance of donors to take advantage of the same. ... more >
Jan 26 - How to give to the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy - Canada
The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy - Canada offers a range of convenient giving options. Select the option that's best for you! ... more >