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Marci Schick to present at LV Philanthropy Institute May 16

Schick to present @ Philanthropy Institute

Marcella Moyer Schick, ACFRE, and Susan Nenstiel of the Lower Macungie Library, will present a session at the Lehigh Valley Philanthropy Institute on May 16, 2018. They will speak on Adapting Tried and True Strategies to your Unique Capital Campaign.

 

There are seven key ingredients of a successful capital campaign: 1) Visibility and a strong reputation; 2) a compelling and urgent case for support; 3) a committed board; 4) donors to make the required gifts; 5) volunteer fundraising leadership; 6) staff and fundraising systems to carry out campaign activity; 7) a culture and environment that supports philanthropy. How these are exemplified in practice depends on each organization’s unique circumstances. Good planning can help build on strengths and overcome weaknesses. We will focus on some of the tried and true strategies for campaign success and through examples explore how they can be adapted to fit a variety of circumstances.

AFP Eastern PA Chapter has an exciting schedule planned for this year’s Philanthropy Institute, May 16, 2018, at DeSales University. Learn more and register at http://afpeasternpa.afpnet.org/Content.cfm?ItemNumber=17729&navItemNumber=17730

 

Standards for Excellence Resources are Coming to the Lehigh Valley!

Standards for Excellence Resources are Coming to the Lehigh Valley!

Want to learn ways to improve your organization’s operational effectiveness and governance practices? Join MMS Advancement Associates President Marcella Schick and other trainers for the upcoming 2-day Standards for Excellence Implementation Workshop. Tuesday, March 27 & Tuesday, April 17 | 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Pinebrook Family Answers, Allentown, PA As a trained and approved… Continue Reading

Engaging Stakeholders for a Successful Capital Campaign

Planning to attend the LeadingAge Annual Meeting and Expo in New Orleans? MMS Advancement Associates, in partnership with United Church Homes and Services, will present a session on Engaging Stakeholders for a Successful Capital Campaign. Join us Wednesday November 1st at 8 am.  Learn how UCHS engaged key stakeholders to set the stage for major… Continue Reading

Marci Schick to present at LV Philanthropy Institute May 17

Marci Schick to present at LV Philanthropy Institute May 17

Marcella Moyer Schick, ACFRE, will present a session at the Lehigh Valley Philanthropy Institute entitled Donors in the Middle, Gems Hidden in Plain Sight. We would like to hear your thoughts on this topic. Join the conversation @https://lnkd.in/dqF_zxV Marci’s premise is that organizations seldom have a cultivation strategy aimed at mid-level donors, those in the mid-range of… Continue Reading

Fundraising Leadership:  Congrats Ann Marie!

Fundraising Leadership: Congrats Ann Marie!

This morning, it was my honor to present an award for Excellence in Fundraising Management to our good friend and fundraising colleague Ann Marie Surovy. This recognition came as part of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Eastern PA Chapter National Philanthropy Day celebration. During the event, several people talked about change. There’s no denying that… Continue Reading

Ready, Set, Campaign!

Ready, Set, Campaign!

Considering a Capital Campaign? Join us for an interactive workshop designed for CEOs, board volunteers and fundraising staff! Monday, September 26, 2016 8:30 am – 1:30 pm Location:  St. Mary’s Hall @ Holy Family Manor, 1200 Spring Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018 Cost:  $40 per person for one or two attendees, $100 for a team of 3. Additional… Continue Reading

Good News for Nonprofits

Good News for Nonprofits

There’s been good news amidst the gloom and doom that dominates public rhetoric these days. Here are some highlights…   Charitable giving will grow in 2016 and 2017.  Fundraising campaigns are on the rise and driving success.  Research is giving teeth to relationship building efforts.  Giving is expected to increase 4.1 percent in 2016 and… Continue Reading

New Name, New Contact Information

New Name, New Contact Information

    On New Year’s Day 2016, Farr Associates Consulting LLC became MMS Advancement Associates LLC … Our company name, website and emails have changed with the retirement of our founder, Lona Farr. MMS Advancement Associates LLC will carry on the company’s long history of service to the nonprofit community in 2016 and beyond! We look… Continue Reading

Wonderful Thankyou-Time!

Wonderful Thankyou-Time!

For those of us in the fundraising profession, the time for giving thanks reaches its peak in December. Year-end appeals are in the mail, but our work is just beginning! Thanking donors swiftly and with a little extra touch besides can make an organization stand out from the crowd. Now is the time to muster… Continue Reading

An Interview with an Engagement Professional Extraordinaire!

An Interview with an Engagement Professional Extraordinaire!

United Church Homes and Services began informing and engaging donors and volunteers more than two years before launching its $3.6 million capital campaign for Abernethy Laurels. We talked with Nancy Beard, CFRE, President, UCHS Foundation, to learn about her experience. When did you start engaging donors in preparation for your campaign? We started with a… Continue Reading

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