Center For Generosity

Coming September 2021!

Equipping Non-profit leaders with best practices and resources that grow generosity to enhance the mission. Expand your toolbox and support network with quality programs, videos, templates, and one-on-one attention from our experienced consultants.

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Center For Generosity

Coming September 2021!

Equipping Non-profit leaders with best practices and resources that grow generosity to enhance the mission. Expand your toolbox and support network with quality programs, videos, templates, and one-on-one attention from our experienced consultants.

Get Started

Member Benefits

Accountability

Whether in small groups or through a scheduled one on on call with one of our consultants though the center, we will help provide clarity and direction to help you and your organization work through the hurdles holding you back.

Focus

With so many demands on non-profit leaders, working with our consultants ensures quality time is spent on key actions that teach and nurture generosity among leadership and constituents.

Tools

Rather than create everything you use from scratch, access tools that are working in other contexts. These tools will give you confidence that you, your own volunteers and board are working through best practices.

Plans

Whether last year was successful or not, updating your annual stewardship plan or your strategic goals keeps your organization moving forward. Working with our consultants can keep you from stalling out.

Generosity

Give your donors the power and knowledge to invest in your mission and impact by creating a join me culture that begins with your board. Working with our consultants can ensure you share your story and grow generosity.

Features

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Document Library of resources

Topics range from annual fund to board development to communications and volunteers.

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Video library of resources

Video tutorials and usable resources to help you and your team be more effective.

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Weekly Roundtable Discussion

Topics led by GSB consultants followed by discussion.

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Weekly office hours

Drop in on a GSB consultant for any questions you have.

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One on one meetings

Link to the calendar and schedule one on one time with a GSB consultant.

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Programs

Periodic programs for deeper dives into pertinent topics.

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Podcasts

Each episode we tackle a topic related to growing generosity to your nonprofit and answer the three most critical questions for success.

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More

More is being added to the Center every month.

Explore Programs

The Case for Support

Annual Fund
Speakers: Jennie Smith

Much of the time fundraisers ask, “How do we get more people to contribute?”

Let’s start with a different question: “Why would anyone want to give money to us?”

In this roundtable, we’ll talk about the critical foundation of knowing your own story and how to build the case for support in a way that will inspire people to join in. When you have a strong case for support, people catch the vision for the difference your work is making and they want to be part of it.

This session is the first in a four-week series on Annual Funds.

  Monday 6th of June 2022
  12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Segmenting Donor Appeals

Annual Fund
Speakers: Jennie Smith

One size doesn’t fit all when it comes to donor engagement.

Some donors are long-time partners; some are new. We all have donors with vast knowledge and experience about the organization’s work and supporters who only recently joined on. Donors are young, old, and in every season of life.

Yet, often we treat them all the same – as though the reason they support us is also one-note.

In this roundtable, we’ll talk about improving donor engagement through segmentation. We’ll include some of the most common segmenting strategies as well as how to determine your own segmentation for one-time projects or unique circumstances.

This session is the second in a four-week series on Annual Funds.

  Monday 13th of June 2022
  12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Upgrading Donors

Annual Fund
Speakers: Jennie Smith

Every organization’s fundraising donor base has a threshold of giving. Commons threshold are $100 and $1,000, but those certainly aren’t the only ones. Whether you set a level yourself as part of a first-time donor marketing strategy or because donors naturally gravitate toward a certain level, there’s no doubt thresholds exist (and, once you start looking, there is likely more than one threshold level in your donor base).

During this roundtable, we’ll talk through reasons why donors find thresholds so comfortable and outline ways to encourage givers to reach beyond those levels to grow their giving. From messaging strategies to timely appeals, upgrading donors to new giving levels deepens their engagement, strengthens their retention, and increases your organization’s financial support.

This session is the third in a four-week series on Annual Funds.

  Monday 20th of June 2022
  12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Planned Giving Essential Documents

Planned Giving
Speakers: Mitzie Schafer

What would you do if someone gave your organization a submarine? If your first response to this question isn't, "Our Gift Policy Says..." then this roundtable will be essential for you. While the focus of this document is on Planned Giving, it also has huge implications for your annual fund and capital campaign giving. In addition, if someone wants to continue their annual gift into perpetuity after they die, do you have a vehicle for making that possible? Endowments often get a bad rap, but that is because they aren't managed using best practices. In this roundtable, we will also highlight why you need Endowment By-Laws and what should be included. 

  Monday 11th of July 2022
  12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Success Stories

Kimball Memorial Evangelical Lutheran Church in Kannapolis

Looking to Future in Kannapolis, North Carolina

St. Paul Lutheran in Westerville

Stories Coming Off the Pandemic

UMC CAMP AND RETREAT MINISTRIES ASSOCIATION

Just Numbers & Reading Spreadsheets