According to the organizers:
“In 2013, Americans gave away approximately $335 billion, according to Giving USA. The majority of those dollars came from individuals – $240 billion of it, nearly 72%. So, what’s the art and science of charitable giving?
Because the field of philanthropy is vast, we’ll begin with a survey of the charitable options available to raise support – opportunities like foundations, corporations and crowdfunding. Then, we’ll zoom in on a few key areas – you’ll be a part of shaping what you want to study.
Your choose-your-own-fundraising-adventure includes: individual giving, Board of Trustees and events, databases and more.
Together, we’ll explore case studies of successful nonprofits, large and small, from Teach for America to Girls Who Code. Then, you’ll perfect the art of the ask – forget the slideshow and brochure, it’s all about the conversation and we’ll role play for your success to overcome any fears you might have of making that major ask to fund your favorite charity.”