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Introduction to Major Gifts
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Introduction to Major Gifts

When: Tuesday, March 6, 2018
9:15 a.m. - 11:15 p.m.
Where: Rollins College, Bush Executive Center
Suntrust Parking Garage
150 East Lyman Ave
Winter Park, Florida  32789
United States

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Are you tired of constantly planning yet another special event or direct mail appeal? Are you a one-person development department. Then, you need to begin a Major Gift program. Not sure where to start? Then, this is the course for you! 

We will:

  • Define a major gift as it relates to your organization
  • Review how to develop a prospect list
  • Determine the best methods of cultivation
  • Decide how and when to "ask”
Cost: $50 members, $100 non-members

Terri Chastain, Instructor,  Edyth Bush Institute for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership

Terri Chastain, CFRE, is a fundraising and training consultant for the Edyth Bush Institute for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership at Rollins College, providing workshop instruction, curriculum development, and other consulting services. 

She has over 25 years of experience working for nonprofit organizations, including serving as Senior Campaign Director for Harbor House of Central Florida’s $7.4 million capital campaign and Development Director for the Adult Literacy League and UCP of Central Florida, where she was part of a capital campaign committee team that raised $6 million.  Her experience includes proposal writing; special events; major gifts; training & management of staff, board, and volunteers; corporate support; annual fund; and in-kind support, as well as direct program service in the fields of children’s, family, and disability/special needs services. 

Ms. Chastain has worked in the nonprofit and government sectors since completing her Bachelor’s degree at Berry College in Rome, Georgia. She is a member, and a former board member, of the Association for Fundraising Professionals and a Certified Fund Raising Executive, CFRE.  

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