Learn to work with and energize volunteers to help your organization raise money more efficiently. Explore ways to recruit the best board and volunteer fundraisers as well as evaluate your current team.
Fee: $70 per session or $300 for all five days.
**This is Day 4 of the 5 week Principles of Fundraising Series**
To register for the complete Principles Series CLICK HERE
Registration and continental breakfast begin at 8:30 am. Workshop will start promptly at 9:00 am.
*Thanks to the generosity of the Community Foundation of Northwest CT organizations in the following towns are eligible for a $30 discount per session upon check out: Barkhamsted, Bethlehem, Canaan (Falls Village), Colebrook, Cornwall, Goshen, Hartland, Harwinton, Kent, Litchfield, Morris, New Hartford, Norfolk, North Canaan, Salisbury, Sharon, Torrington, Warren, Washington, and Winchester/Winsted.
About the Trainer:
John is the Director of Development and Public Relations for Columbus House, Inc. a New Haven based social service agency providing shelter and housing to the region’s homeless population. He has served in that capacity since January, 2004. John has extensive experience in major & planned giving, corporate sponsorship, corporate & foundation grants, fundraising events, direct marketing, volunteer management, community outreach, external communications and media relations.
He has 19 years of non-profit management and fundraising experience. Prior to working at Columbus House, he was Vice President of Marketing & Development for Save the Sound in Stamford & Norwalk and was also Director of Development at the state headquarters of Special Olympics Connecticut.
John has been a member of AFP since 1996 and served as President of the Connecticut Chapter in 2011 and 2012. He has held leadership positions on the Program, Every Member, National Philanthropy Day and Mentorship Committees. He is the former Vice Chair of the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce’s Non-Profit Resource Council and also served on the steering committee for Leave-A-Legacy Connecticut. He is a graduate of the Greater New Haven Leadership Center.
During his tenure at Columbus House, he has helped the organization grow from a $400,000 fundraising budget to over $1 million this past year. John and his team have met or exceeded the fundraising goal in 9 of the 11 budgets cycles he has been at the helm. His experience was much the same at Save the Sound and Special Olympics where he significantly increased direct marketing, planned giving and major gift revenue.
John has mentored many newcomers to the fundraising profession and/or to the Connecticut fundraising scene. In fact, he also conducts a three hour workshop on “Board & Volunteer Development” twice annually where he willingly shares his knowledge and experiences with others.
John hails from Philadelphia where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration/Management from Philadelphia University.