8th annual Symposium on Major Gifts September 18, 2015 Seattle Marriott Waterfront
Thank you to all of the attendees and sponsors that joined us for the 8th Annual Symposium on the Major Gifts! We hope that you came away feeling inspired and re-energized.
After decades of research and seminal reports like UnderDeveloped: A National Study of Challenges Facing Nonprofit Fundraising, we know what inspires transformational major gifts: an environment that values and supports big visions of impact, authentic donor engagement, proof of results (and honesty with failures) and unwavering leadership. Another key: when an organization’s mission, programs, financing, and fundraising are all aligned.
We believe that the Northwest can be a national leader in inspiring every nonprofit organization to embrace this transformational view of fundraising. It’s time to stop doing what doesn’t work and start systematically doing what does work.
THE LATEST RESEARCH from Marla Cornelius of CompassPoint Nonprofit Services and Linda Wood of the Evelyn and Walter Haas Jr. Fund, who will discuss their follow-up research to the national UnderDeveloped report and highlight how several organizations have succeeded in creating an environment for major gifts.
INSIGHT ALL DAY, with many opportunities to meet and learn from your peers in the Northwest.
"I love that the Symposium on Major Gifts reminds me that I can learn so much from my peers and need to spend more time on professional development."
"The Symposium delivered new ideas regarding my work and confirmed that I am on the right track."
"The Symposium on Major Gifts has inspiring speakers – from international to local top notch presenters. It also allows for important networking with board members/CEOs of other organizations."