Fundraising Pharmacy invites you to join us in Vancouver for the third annual WCFC -- the only award-winning, multi-day, annual professional development opportunity for fundraisers in western Canada.
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Thursday, May 31 • 11:15am - 12:15pm
B2-3: Does your phone weigh 500lbs?! LIMITED

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The phone sits on our desk and stares at us.  Picking up the phone to call donors can be a challenge... and sometimes the phone feels like it weighs 500lbs!  As fundraisers we know the importance of calling donors to thank them but—how, when, what do we say and most importantly, who should be talk to?

Sam Laprade, Director, Gryphon Fundraising, will lead an interactive session that addresses stewardship strategies, the donor database and most importantly, techniques to help you raise more money for your organization.

Making “cold” calls can be a daunting task, but this session will break through the fear and make them “warm” calls that may generate more revenue for your worthy cause.  You will leave this session wanting to pick up the phone and start connecting with your donors!

Learning outcomes:
  • How to manage calling your donors into your very busy day
  • What to say to donors about your organization and most importantly what not to say
  • Who to call: the database metrics that leads to “low hanging fruit”
  • Stewardship and donor relations strategies
  • How to pick up the phone and enjoy this touch point with their donors

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Sam Laprade, CFRE

Marketing Director, Gryphon Fundraising

Thursday May 31, 2018 11:15am - 12:15pm PDT
Ray Whittick Lounge | HR MacMillan Space Centre