Shiree Skinner is Principal Consultant at Details Strategic Advisors LLC. She has more than 26 years of experience in nonprofit fundraising. In addition to consulting, she has held leadership level fundraising positions with Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia, Easter Seals and National Jewish Health. The breadth of her experience includes strategic planning, development fund planning, major gifts, annual giving, foundation and corporate grants, corporate sponsorships, special events, board recruitment and training, and development operations and systems.
She has lead dozens of workshops and education sessions including as a presenter at the AFP International Conference, AFP DC, AFP NJ, and AFP San Antonio and is scheduled to present at the upcoming Bridge Conference in July. Shiree currently serves on the Board of Montgomery Community Media and the East Coast Chapter of Tuskegee Airmen Inc. and previously served on the Board of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, DC Chapter. Shiree is an adjunct professor with The Fund Raising School at Indiana University's The Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. In addition to an MBA, she holds a Masters in Nonprofit Management and is a Certified Meeting Planner.
While special events are not for every organization, there are specific steps and strategies that even the smallest non-profits can implement to increase the funds raised through special events. You must learn what’s critical for success and how to increase participation and revenue.
Join this session with fundraising consultant Shiree Skinner, where you will learn how to elevate your current events, increase fundraising from your events, increase the number of attendees, and promote the involvement of volunteers. You will also learn to change events from one-off transactions to being a tool of entry and cultivation for your donors and as an integral part of your development plan.
With this session, you will learn to use the strategies so that you have momentum for your event before you start engaging others. You will be able to set up a campaign timeline for your event that is focused on fundraising. Shiree will offer tips on how you can engage volunteers and donors in a way that keeps them with you long term.
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