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When: May 4, 2016
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Where: Warner Theater - Marine Lobby
68 Main Street
Torrington, Connecticut  06790
United States
Presenter: Abbie von Schlegell
Contact: Patrick McKenna
860-525-5080 x1020

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Engage donors at a deeper level so their annual giving reaches maximum financial capacity. Establish a framework for developing a successful major gifts program that will include the necessary attitudes, skills, insight and knowledge.  


Fee: $70 per session or $300 for all five days.

**This is Day 5 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:

Abbie J. von Schlegell has been in the development field for over 40 years, as a consultant for about 20 years and as a senior development officer with four institutions.  She has held key development positions at Stanford University, where she was the Major Gifts director for Silicon Valley and at The University of Chicago in major gifts, capital campaigns, and donor relations.  Abbie also was the Chief Development Officer for the Shakespeare Theatre in Washington, DC and for Enterprise Community Partners in Columbia, Maryland.  She is the editor of the first book on women’s philanthropy, Women as Donors, Women as Philanthropists, published by Jossey Bass, a best-selling handbook about women’s giving.  In the summer of 2007, she moved her consulting practice to western Massachusetts.


She has had significant experience in program planning, major gifts, capital and endowment campaigns, increased annual fund-raising efforts, prospect identification and research, interim management of development programs, leadership development and volunteer and staff training.  In particular, she has had a large consulting practice with organizations and institutions involving women.  She works primarily in the fields of arts & culture, education, public policy and conservation, but has consulted with almost every type of organization over her career.  She currently teaches at Manhattanville College in their nonprofit certificate program and has served as an Adjunct Faculty member for Boston University.


In addition to her professional expertise, Ms. von Schlegell is an active volunteer who currently serves as a member of the Board of the Girl Scouts of Central and Western Massachusetts, Tapestry Health in Northampton, MA, and as a member of the Board of Visitors of Miss Hall’s School in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.


Ms. von Schlegell holds a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University, graduated from The Marlborough School in Los Angeles, and is a native Californian.

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