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Major Gifts for Beginners
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Major Gifts for Beginners

 Export to Your Calendar 3/6/2018
When: Tuesday, March 6, 2018
9 a.m. - noon
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Rollins College, Bush Executive Center
Suntrust Parking Garage
150 East Lyman Ave
Winter Park, Florida  32789
United States


Online registration is available until: 3/5/2018
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Want to begin a Major Gift program? Not sure where to start? Are you a one-person development department? Do you want to learn how to move donors "up and on” from direct mail?

This is the course for you!

We will:

  • Define a major gift as it relates to your organization
  • Discuss the content and value of a Case for Giving
  • Review how to develop a prospect list
  • Determine the best methods of cultivation
  • Decide how and when to "ask”

Cost: $80 members, $160 non-members

Instructor: 
Karen Revels, Sr. Manager of Philanthropy, Edyth Bush Institute for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership

Karen Revels is the Senior Manager of Philanthropy at the Edyth Bush Institute overseeing the Annual Philanthropy Conference, symposiums, research projects, and The Donors Forum of Central Florida.  In addition, she oversees the Leadership Certificate and executive transition and advanced fundraising programs and is an instructor for many Institute workshops.    

Karen has more than 17 years of nonprofit management and fundraising experience in roles as Executive Director with The American Cancer Society and the International Fibrodisplaysia Ossificans Progressiva Association; and as Development Director with The Jewish Community Center and the Institute of Internal Auditors. In addition, she currently serves as President of the Lake Eola Charter School PTSA and founded the Howard Middle School Foundation, most recently serving as President; served as a foster parent; and regularly volunteers with Trinity Lutheran School, and First Presbyterian Orlando. 

She was awarded the Women of Distinction Award from the Citrus Council of Girl Scouts, is a graduate of Leadership Orlando Class 69 and Leadership Brevard Class 2005.  She received both a B.S. in Public Administration and Masters of Science in Management from the University of Central Florida.  

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