With stay at home orders still in effect and fluctuating projections for when the pandemic might peak in Ohio, 2020 is probably not the year for in person gatherings. For nonprofits, canceling fundraising events also eliminates a revenue generator that might be an important part of the annual budget.
Many nonprofits are switching to virtual events and, for most, it's the first time they have attempted it. Carolyn Palmer, Communications and Events Manager with Youth Challenge is doing this right now. She'll share how Youth Challenge is transitioning to a virtual event and the lessons learned so far.
Not every nonprofit is ready or has the capacity to produce a virtual event. Now is the best time to explore new approaches for fundraising and focus on building strong donor relationships. Danielle Locke, Principal of Locke Step Partners, LLC, will join us to share step-by-step guidance for how to do this. She'll cover ways to prioritize your donor list so it's less overwhelming, what to say when you reach out to them, and how to keep the relationship moving forward when we are all standing still.
Join us for this virtual meetup of Tech4Good Cleveland!
Communications and Events ManagerSee Bio
Locke Step Partners, LLC
Carolyn is the Communications and Events Manager for Youth Challenge. Carolyn works as part of Team YC to bring together young people with physical disabilities and teen volunteers who inspire each other through adapted sports, recreation and social growth activities. She graduated from Capital University with a Bachelor's in Public Administration. She has worked in the nonprofit sector for her entire career, raising critical dollars, planning engaging events, and communicating important work to the community.
Danielle is the founder of Locke Step Partners, LLC, an advisory firm which specializes in donor cultivation, fund development assessment and implementation, campaign strategy, and board engagement. Danielle serves as a coach and mentor to nonprofit leaders as they maximize their fundraising potential.
Danielle holds a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP®) from the American College of Financial Services, a Master of Public Administration and a certificate in Nonprofit Management from the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University. She is a 2015 graduate of Leadership Lorain County and a 2005 graduate of Cleveland Bridge Builders. In early 2019 Danielle was the recipient of the Emerald Award for Inspirational Leadership from Leadership Lorain County.