Nonprofit Fundraising 101

Foundational Fundraising: Nonprofit Fundraising 101

Tues. Jan. 30, 2024  |  1:00-2:00 p.m.  |  Champaign Public Library

As a nonprofit leader, you know there is nothing more critical to success in fulfilling your organization’s mission than having adequate financial resources.  That pressure to raise more money never goes away, yet most executive directors, and even many development directors, have backgrounds and experience in something other than fundraising.  So how do you get started?  Or if you’ve embarked on a development program or have one well underway, how do you know whether you’re focusing on the most important work?  If these or other fundamental questions about development weigh on you, then Nonprofit Fundraising 101 is for you.  We will discuss the primary elements of a nonprofit development program, the roles of staff and board, and what to focus on depending upon your stage in the organizational life cycle.

About The Presenter

Shari Fox founded Fox Philanthropic Advisors in 2022 to help inspire meaningful philanthropy, one donor at a time.  With more than 30 years of experience advising institutional donors in establishing and structuring their charitable gifts, she works as part of her clients’ team of advisors, helping them define their charitable objectives and implement plans and structures to achieve those objectives.  She also consults with not-for-profit organizations to advance their major, planned, and principal gift programs.