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The Contrarian's Guide to Effective Fundraising - Columbia

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Ben Lippen School

7435 Monticello Road

Columbia, SC 29203

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CFRE & AFP Master Trainer Jason Lewis presents "The Contrarian's Guide to Effective Fundraising" - a fast-paced discovery of why most nonprofit fundraising plans are designed to fail and how your non-profit organization can ensure they are not like most organizations. Participants will receive six credit hours towards their initial CFRE or recertification application. Lunch will be provided.

"What important truth do very few people agree with you on?” - Peter Thiel, Paypal Co-founder and Facebook’s First Outside Investor

When it comes to the fundraising, Jason Lewis believes the answer to Thiel’s contrarian question is that most fundraising plans are designed to fail. And while most fundraising plans reflect some of the dysfunction, Jason demonstrates how the inherent dysfunction has far greater implications for small shops. In an honest and thought-provoking fashion, Jason will challenge and inspire those who continue to dedicate themselves to the fundraising profession.

In the Contrarian’s Guide to Effective Fundraising, Jason begins with a deconstruction of the current fundraising landscape that organizational leaders are challenged with every day. From here, Jason encourages us with a reconstruction of a high-capacity development plan. Empowered with a new understanding of how effective fundraising really works, Jason introduces the personalities who inevitably find greatest success in this high-demand profession.

During the 2nd half of the day, Jason introduces a toolbox of resources designed to align expectations around five measures of fundraising effectiveness. Implemented effectively, the toolbox becomes the centerpiece of an organization's fundraising planning, a strategic coaching framework, and bridges communication between the development office, the executive suite and the boardroom. Jason concludes with a refreshing approach to the stale feasibility study and introduces a surefire approach for organizing a successful capital campaign.

In 2008, Jason received his certification as a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE); and, in 2011, he was recognized as a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ Master Trainers. As a complement to his undergraduate studies in business, he completed his Master of Science in Nonprofit Management in 2010.

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