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Raising Your Organization’s Largest Gifts

  • Omni Hotel Nashville 250 5th Avenue South Nashville, TN, 37203 United States (map)

Location: Broadway Ballroom B, Level Two

Securing large gifts requires special focus, discipline, and approaches to shaping culture, identifying potential donors, developing shared objectives, creating big ideas, composing relationship-building teams, and structuring engagement.

This session highlights elements of successful principal and transformative gift programs and the critical roles that organizational leaders—from CEO to board leaders to fundraising leaders—play in shaping a culture that supports giving at the highest levels. Speakers discuss findings drawn from conversations with philanthropists and firsthand experience in partnering with lead donors over many years.

Participants will learn how to apply a new level of focus and discipline to their organizations’ efforts with top prospective donors that will yield greater results for their fundraising programs as a whole. Success in raising an organization’s largest gifts, and in making these gifts as large as possible, requires leadership across the organization—not only in the development office—to understand and embrace best practices in principal gift fundraising.

Creating the Conditions to Attract Your Largest Gifts - presentation

Speakers: Don Hasseltine, senior consultant, Aspen Leadership Group; Scott Showalter, president & CEO, Oregon Symphony; Trine Sorensen, board member, League of American Orchestras, San Francisco Symphony


* Full participation in “Raising Your Organization's Largest Gifts” is applicable for 1.25 points in Category 1.B – Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification.

Earlier Event: June 5
Coffee and Networking Break
Later Event: June 5
Pre-Purchased Box Lunch Pickup