Saturday, October 25, 2014
ALDE Webinars

October Webinar
Creative Strategies to Close Year-End Gifts

Dawn M.S. Miller, CFRE

Friday, October 24, 2014
10:15 a.m. Central Time 



For many nonprofits, the Development Office receives 30-50 percent of their annual contributions in the last three months of each year.  That's astounding!


As a fund development professional, what creative strategies can you implement to ensure contributions are received?  How can you help your donors understand they are part of a greater solution in their communities?  How can you create a link to your nonprofit's mission?


Whether you're a one person shop, or a well integrated team, this webinar will share tips, stories and tactics to help you create vital touchstone to mission moments to motivate your donors and prospects to contribute year-end gifts.


Webinar Topics:

  • Benchmarking where you are to goal
  • Creating the year-end solicitation list and casting the donor net
  • Assessing a donor's philanthropic temperature
  • Sharing mission through philanthropic storytelling
  • Live question and answer session 
Click to get ready for a big finish - webinars cost $75 and last 60-75 minutes.

A fund development professional since 1997, Dawn Miller has been featured at fundraising conferences and workshops; on national audio conferences and webinars and is a frequent contributor to local, national and international fundraising publications.  She has presented at the ALDE International Educational Conferences since 2012 and has routinely written for ALDE's "Wisdom Wednesdays" blog.


Dawn joined Zielinski Companies in 2004, where as Director of Consulting, Fund Development Services, she leads religious clientele and nonprofits with an education-based approach to focus on case development; annual planning; mid-level giving; major gifts and planned giving; assessments and database strategies, and more.  Throughout her career, she has raised millions for capital campaigns, annual funds, scholarships, special gift campaigns and endowments.


Dawn is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE), a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), National Catholic Development Conference (NCDC), St. Louis Planned Giving Council (SLPGC), Partnership for Philanthropic Planning (PPP) and an active community volunteer.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications with an emphasis in communication theory and rhetoric from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.