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Building Your Donor Base in a Competitive Environment

Feb 21, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Every community has donors who seem to step up for every good cause, yet they also are solicited by everyone.  At the same time, others who have the financial ability to give are seldom asked to give or to get involved.  So what is there to do?!
Join us for an interactive session with nonprofit consultant Maryann Lindberg on effectively building a donor base. After an introduction and some discussion on the topic, there will panel of experienced development professionals who will talk about creative ways to expand the pool of potential donors your organization can reach.
About the Instructor
Maryann is the President and founder of Philanthropy Resource Group, a non-profit consulting firm that provides support to non-profit organizations throughout New England. She brings to the non-profit world more than 35 years of experience in fundraising, non-profit and board management and consulting, marketing and public relations, financial investment and community relations. Most recently VP for Advancement at Keene State College, she has worked at institutions that range from small non-profits to large institutions such as Penn State and the University at Buffalo and has raised more than $100 Million over the course of her career.
About the Panelists
Tony Tremblay, Director of Development at Mt. Ascutney Hospital
Now in his sixth year with the Hospital, Tremblay has previously served as Vice President for Development of the National Foundation for Cancer Research, and Director of Development for the American Association for Cancer Research, and has held senior, development, faculty, or administrative posts with several colleges, including: Keene State College, Franklin Pierce University, Cedar Crest College (PA), Springfield College (MA), and with the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, where he was statewide Director of Development. Tony has served on the boards of numerous non-profit organizations in New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, and Maryland over the past four decades, including his role as trustee and president of the Cedarcrest Foundation (Keene, NH), and is currently a Trustee of the Historical Society of Cheshire County.
Kathleen Brittan, VP for Advancement at Crotched Mountain
Brittan has 30 years’ experience in managing or advising nonprofit organizations, with a concentration in education, special education, and the arts, as well as marketing and communications experience in the for-profit sector. She brings expertise in fundraising, organizational development, strategic planning, marketing and communications, and board development and governance. Ms. Brittan’s previous service includes Massachusetts Institute of Technology; New England Colleges Fund, a consortium of private liberal arts colleges and universities; Brandeis University; Perkins School for the Blind; and Genetics Research Trust.
Al Cantor, Al Cantor Consulting, LLC
Cantor works with nonprofit organizations on issues of resource development, strategic planning, and governance. Prior to starting his consulting business five years ago, Al had thirty years of experience in the nonprofit sector as an executive director, chief development officer, and planned giving director. In addition to his consulting work, Al is a prolific writer, presenter, and keynoter on issues relating to the nonprofit sector. He is a frequent contributor to the opinion pages of the Chronicle of Philanthropy, and he has been cited by publications including The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Barron’s, Pro Publica, and Vanity Fair.
Scholarships for this workshop are available to those who qualify. Please contact us at programs@hannahgrimes.com to inquire.


Hannah Grimes Center
25 Roxbury Street
Keene, NH 03431 United States
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