About Our Speaker(s)
Shiree K. Skinner

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.

Manage & Motivate Your Fundraising Event Committee (CDP486V)

Event Information
Product Format
Pre-recorded Webinar
Shiree K. Skinner
60 minutes
Event Description

Know How to Answer Volunteers’ Question: ‘What’s in it for me?’

The “secret sauce” for the most successful special event fundraisers is your committee.  Learn what it takes to recruit, manage, and motivate this critically important group of volunteers so that they will be successful fundraisers for your organization.  

Join Shiree Skinner, nonprofit development expert, for this practical training session. She will guide you through the steps of putting together an event committee that is prepared—and driven—to achieve your short- and long-term funding goals.

What’s more: Learn to reach beyond your immediate event’s attendance and fundraising objectives. A skilled event team can help you meet long-term strategic goals, such as engaging specific funders, cultivating Board Members, and integrating the event (or series of events) into your major gift development plan.

If you attended Skinner’s January 2018 webinar, “Strategies for Successful Special Events,” this is a great continuation of that topic. If not, don’t worry. This stand-alone presentation will prepare you to train a team of volunteers to go the extra mile for your organization.

Session Highlights

This instructive program will show you how to:

  • Create a committee recruitment strategy
  • Answer a prospective committee member’s first question: “What’s in it for me?”
  • Write a committee member “job description”
  • Use your event timeline/deadlines as fundraising motivation
  • Create regular updates that motivate committee members
  • Run meetings that are productive and laser-focused on fundraising
  • Prep your committee for the event, including setting day-of tasks
  • Debrief after the event (and why that’s important)
  • Acknowledge and that your committee—the right way
  • Reengage your committee for next year

Who Should Attend

  • Directors of Development
  • Development Associates
  • Event Managers, Planners, Associates, or Assistants
  • Board members involved in event fundraising
  • Executive Directors
  • Event Chairs

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