Back by popular demand – please join us in Bloomington/Normal for an all-day seminar featuring WILLIAM T. STURTEVANT!
WHEN: Wednesday, August 13 WHERE: Bloomington/Normal Marriott
9:00 am – 4:00 pm (Lunch is included) 201 Broadway St., Normal, IL
Registration opens at 8:15 am
Contact Kimberly Weeks at 309-242-3960 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Bill is a nationally recognized specialist in major and deferred gifts and planning and solicitation strategies. He was Senior Principal Gifts Consultant at the University of Illinois Foundation, a position which guided relationships with individuals and families capable of gifts at a level of $5 million and above, until his retirement in 2013 after 33 years of service. From 1980 until 2004 he served as Vice President at the Foundation and built what is considered by many to be one of the nation’s preeminent gift planning programs. Mr. Sturtevant played a central role in the University’s campaigns, some of which raised $1.5 – $2.2 billion. Early in his career, Mr. Sturtevant used his MBA background as an entrée in private industry. His first fundraising experience was in public television and at the Western Michigan University Foundation where he formed his major gifts skills. He earned the Certified Financial Planner designation in 1984 and regularly assists a variety of charitable organizations with complicated or unusual gift situations. He is author of the best-selling book The Artful Journey: Cultivating and Soliciting the Major Gift which was published in 1997 and revised and expanded in 2004. He is co-author of the Moves Management Manual which was published in 2012.
Mr. Sturtevant is a member of several Foundation Boards and is a founding Director of the Institute for Charitable Giving. A teacher as well as a doer, he is rigorous in his pursuit of professionalism in fundraising and committed to the highest ethical standards. His guiding tenet is that dedication to the best interest of our donors is the only way to achieve the objectives of the charitable organizations we serve. This will be a practical and in-depth session on how to successfully create and implement cultivation and solicitation strategies for major gifts (whether outright or deferred); however that level is defined at your organization. The presentation will address the identification of probable major donors and carry through to cultivation, solicitation and stewardship. You will be provided with a specific road map for successful implementation starting immediately. Capping the day will be a discussion regarding the decision of who asks for the gift; what and how much to ask for; when and where to do the asking.
Take advantage of these early-bird rates:
$90 for AFP Members and any board member of member organizations, $130 for non-members.
To receive the early bird rate, reservations must be received by Friday, August 1.
Please add $15 to the above fees after August 1.
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