Vision in Fundraising: Nonprofit Sustainability

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Vision in Fundraising: Nonprofit Sustainability

Nov. 17, 2020, 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Zoom

Relationship building, funder engagement, cultivation – it all might seem like word salad. As a nonprofit leader, you might have heard these terms before, but what do they actually mean? Learn why building strong, sustainable, and long-term partnerships with funders, peer organizations, and volunteers, and other stakeholders is essential for your organization’s growth and sustainability. Case studies will be analyzed and tools will be provided that you can use to help develop more meaningful and lasting relationships with key stakeholders. We will determine how to communicate with different stakeholders through stakeholder analysis, and also creating a strategy to engage various partners within your organization. Cultivation and engagement are now more critical than ever, so let’s develop some tools that will help you succeed in the increasingly competitive world of fundraising.

Rachel Werner of RBW Strategy will lead this class.

Free Registration

Rachel WernerRachel Werner is the owner and CEO of RBW Strategy, a women-owned consulting firm located in the Washington, DC Metro area. She has over 16 years of experience in the corporate, nonprofit, and public sectors. Due to her experience as a project manager, grant seeker, and grant manager, she has expertise in the full lifecycle of grants activities, and currently provides fundraising, project management, and strategic planning support to nonprofit, public sector, and for-profit clients. Since the beginning of her career, she has helped to garner over $32 million in grants and contracts and has managed over $2 billion in grant funding.

Werner graduated from Vassar College and received a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from New York University’s Wagner School of Public Service. She also holds a Certificate in Grants Management (2012), is a certified Project Management Professional (since 2014), and is a Certified Grants Professional (since 2010).

Werner is actively involved in the Grant Professionals Association and regularly conducts in-person and online trainings, most notably at the Grant Professionals Association Annual Conference, the National Grants Management Association Annual Conference, CharityHowTo, Candid, Center for Nonprofit Advancement, and Catalogue for Philanthropy.