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Leadership Conversations Series: Fund Development: 10 Tips to Consider

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 9:00 am - 10:30 am  ET
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Maya Angelou wrote, “People will forget what you said. They will forget what you did. But they will never forget how you made them feel.”

Fund development in the nonprofit sector can be challenging but not if you can focus your strategies on telling a successful story and making people feel connected to your organization. This is true for donors, grant officers, volunteers and anyone who engages with your organization in any capacity.

In a highly competitive field of nonprofit development, fund development strategies need to engage everyone within the organization in their planning.

How do you build a fund development plan that engages everyone in the organization and makes the organization and its mission memorable?

Join Alison Motz and Kathleen Wildman of Ascend Advisors for a key session of this new leadership series, Conversations and hear more about fund development strategies.  This webinar will provide you with 10 tips about grant development, fund development events versus friend-development events and funding strategy basics.

Registration is limited.  Prior to the program, you will receive information for connecting to the webinar.  Please call 216-861-1933 x322 or email if you have any questions.

Sign up here for the entire Leadership Conversations Series.

About the Presenters: 


Allison Motz, M.P.A., President & Owner of Ascend Advisors is an innovative, strategic thinker with over 18 years of executive management experience creating solutions and strategies moving organizations to their highest potential. She grew up in Cleveland, Ohio and now resides in Nashville, Tennessee.

After completing 10 years in the non-profit and government sectors, she left to pursue a consulting practice with a goal of strengthening organizations that strengthen lives and communities. Her focus is customized to the needs of her clients and supporting their efforts to further their strategic visions. She seeks clients willing to work in partnership and welcomes organizations facing complex challenges. She thrives in work that requires strategic and tactical problem-solving. She can see the “big picture” and translate the picture into an operational plan for implementation. She has experience managing staff and support consultants and the ability to build relationships to enhance project goals. She is seeking opportunities with for-profit and non-profit organizations.

Allison has facilitated business and non-profit collaborations to address youth and workforce development challenges with shared solutions.  She worked with healthcare systems to develop the Northeast Ohio Health, Science, and Innovation Coalition, an unprecedented partnership of regional health systems (Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals, Summa Health System, The MetroHealth System, Southwest General Health Center, EMH Health System, and the Louis V. Stokes Medical Center) working towards mutual workforce pipeline solutions.

Kathleen Wildman helps non-profit organizations in northeast Ohio secure grant funding so that they can serve their communities and fulfill their missions.  Her strengths include initiating and growing relationships with foundations and government agencies; writing compelling proposals for a variety of needs, including programs, capital projects, operations, and capacity-building; and managing the grant application process.  More than 100 of her proposals have been funded since 2009, totaling more than $2 million.
Ms. Wildman previously worked in a variety of capacities at Hard Hatted Women, a non-profit that assists low-income women and girls enter and succeed in non-traditional careers (e.g. construction, energy, manufacturing). During this time, she helped the organization forge a partnership with YWCA Warren and open HHW’s first office outside of Cuyahoga County.  Her additional experience includes government affairs assistance for G2G Consulting, executive assistant for Mental Health Services, Inc., and staff assistant for U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy’s labor policy office.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Smith College.


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