Crafting a Case for Giving: All Asks Are Not Created Equally
We are story tellers!
The facts are important and nothing is as important as the story of one. The ONE donor you are speaking to. How do you craft the most effective story and make the ask.
Susan Kramer is anything but conventional. Her entrance into the nonprofit world is no exception. With the launch of Susan Kramer Consulting, Susan offers a teachable platform that prepares executives, boards, teams, and individuals to shift into a new paradigm of nonprofit development. This new model is proven to reinvigorate passion, engage stakeholders at every level, and catalyze a new relationship-based approach to donor development. Through educational programming, executive guidance, and on-the-ground support she partners with organizations to overcome common stumbling blocks, strengthen teams, and tap into new sources of funding.
Although Susan’s methodology is unique, she’s proven time and again that overcoming entrenched organizational challenges require a radical shift. She is a firm believer that unexpected solutions that work are often hidden in plain sight. Through personal experience Susan attests to the idea that bold exploration with fresh eyes is a necessary journey required of all great leaders and teams. As consultant, she offers her expertise as a guide on this journey serving as partner-coach, educator, and strategist.
As one with a charmed touch for empowering people, driving fundraising initiatives, and executing major organizational transformations, executives are quick to recognize the signature “pixie dust” left in Susan’s wake. Although it’s been many years, millions of donor dollars, and several executive leadership roles since those early days, her experience has emphasized the importance of the key she discovered early on— it is the magic of relationships that unlocks the connection between passion and action. This crucial discovery continues to serve as a foundational element guiding the journeys of organizational transformation she leads today.
Susan Kramer holds a Masters in Non-Profit Management from Regis University, a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, and is a certified Competent Toastmaster.
Who Should Attend?
Individuals interested in learning how to craft a case for donor giving.
What The Training Will Cover
How to connect the passion of the donor with the action of the organization.
How to craft a case for giving, what information do you need to know?
Everyone is individual; it's not one ask fits all.
The arc of the ask
All workshops are live and recorded. It is best to attend live but if you miss the live workshop, you can watch the recordings and then reach out to the instructor with any follow up questions. After the conference, attendees will receive recordings and materials from the workshop.
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Please Note: We do not offer any other discounts for this training other than the member rate.
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