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National Fundraising Conference 2012

The Importance and Power of Private Philanthropy

Join us in Boston for MIE’s Fundraising Conference, the one opportunity each year for those of us raising funds for legal aid to come together to improve our understanding, sharpen our skills and gain the inspiration we need to become more successful in today’s competitive private fundraising environment.

We have recruited some of the best fundraising consultants from the Boston area as plenary speakers and presenters for many break-out sessions. Seasoned legal aid fundraisers will provide direction for those of you newer to fundraising and/or new to legal aid. Plus, there will be plenty of time for networking, and we again will offer you the opportunity to spend 30 Minutes with a Mentor.


Seeking the Holy Grail of Fundraising... Donor Loyalty

You want more money…but what do donors want? You want new donors... but you should care more about keeping your current ones. Your boss and board want immediate return…but that’s not how this works. What does work? Donor-centrism. Extraordinary experiences. Relationship building. Come hear the stories, both good and bad. Listen to the meaning, then do it back home. The Holy Grail is easier to find than you think.

Simone P. Joyaux - Simone is one of the nonprofit sector's most thoughtful, inspirational, and provocative leaders. She is an expert in fund development, board development and governance, strategic planning, and management. Clients include all types and sizes of nonprofits, including foundations. Simone speaks internationally, developing seminars, keynotes and plenaries for conferences in such places as The Netherlands, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, France, and throughout North America. Simone authored Keep Your Donors: An Essential Guide to Better Communications and Stronger Relationships, with Tom Ahern, a leading expert in donor communications, and Strategic Fund Development: Building Profitable Relationships That Last.

Love Thy Reader: The Science and Secrets of Effective Donor Communications

Get immersed into the secrets and science used by the world’s most effective communicators to raise money and build an organization’s image and reputation, distilled from 150 books, years of experience, and today's latest groundbreaking discoveries in neuroscience. You will learn practical techniques for attracting new support and retaining donors, while reviewing good — and not so good — real-life examples from a wide range of nonprofits. You will walk away with vital "best practices" for your newsletters, case, annual reports, brochures, direct mail, emails, and website.

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Tom Ahern, ABC, is one of North America's leading authorities on donor communications. Each year, he delivers dozens of workshops internationally on effective fundraising communications.  He is the author of 4 books on donor communications, with a fifth coming soon. He works with dozens of nonprofits each year, helping with their cases as well as marketing campaigns. His 2010-11 clients include international charities, major universities, non-profit organizations large and small, performance groups, and community foundations.
You may have heard Tom talk about "Your donor communications, bless their hearts: Are they any good? The amazing do-it-yourself audit".   Tom always gives great presentations and gets rave reviews.  
Simone P. Joyaux - Colleagues around the world describe Simone as one of the nonprofit sector's most inspirational and provocative leaders. She is an expert in fund development, board development, strategic planning, and management. Her clients include all types of national and international nonprofits/NGOs, including foundations.
Simone delivers seminars, keynotes and plenaries for conferences all over the world. She is a faculty member at Saint Mary’s University, Minnesota and develops curricula in governance and fund development for various organizations and foundations.

Simone’s book, "Keep Your Donors: An Essential Guide to Better Communications and Stronger Relationships", is co-authored with Tom Ahern. In 2011, the 3rd edition of her first book "Strategic Fund Development: Building Profitable Relationships That Last." was published. Simone contributed a chapter to "The Fundraising Feasibility Study and Philanthropy in 7 Words."
In 1994, Simone was one of the first to achieve the credential of Advanced Certified Fund Raising Executive (ACFRE), through a rigorous peer review process that demonstrates an advanced level of fundraising knowledge and professional competency.   From 1999 through 2001, she served as Chair of the Board of CFRE International - the credentialing program for fundraisers. During her tenure, the program achieved its independence and established itself internationally.

Registration = $415 for MIE subscribers; $515 for non-subscribers. $100 off for program board or fundraising committee members; $20 off for second and subsequent registrants. Reserve by June 18, 2012.

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Event Details

Jul 12 2012 - 10:00am to Jul 13 2012 - 10:00am
Boston, MA
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Hilton Back Bay Boston
40 Dalton St.
Boston, MA
United States
Management Information Exchange
Patricia Pap
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