March 15, 2022

Major Gifts- How to Ask for a Transformational Gift

Bummer, you missed this Karen’s CEO Major Gift Conversation, but never fear all is not lost!

Here is a snippet from the conversation where our special guest asks answers a questions about asking for transformational gifts plus a way to sign up for future event information.

Here’s more about Major Gifts: Behind the Scene CEO Roles:

With Special Guest, Stephanie J. Hull, Ph.D.  President and CEO of Girls Inc., the national organization that inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold.

If you’re like most nonprofits, around 10 percent of your donors give 90 percent of your donated income. And a nonprofit leader you believe contributions, especially receiving multiple major gifts, are “absolutely vital”*

While the outside world, perhaps even your board, imagines the CEO’s role simply as standing at the podium announcing gifts, the reality (of course!) is more complex, time-consuming, and nuanced. Besides everything you juggle, one ball to keep flying high is major donor cultivation.

You know this, but how do you keep the nebulous but necessary major gifts work up in the air? Whether you have the luxury of a development staff or you, by default or choice, are your nonprofit’s #1 fundraiser, you know that major gift fundraising can fuel your nonprofits to the next level.

If you want to improve your success with major gifts, here’s your chance to get insight from your peers on how to get there.

*according to 54 percent of nonprofit leaders in a recent survey.

More about Karen’s Nonprofit CEO Conversations

Karen hosts intimate, 50-minute, pro-bono Zoom conversations exclusively for CEOs and executive directors about best nonprofit practices.

These rare interactive opportunities gather nonprofit leaders from across the country to explore high-level nonprofit leadership opportunities.


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Conversation participants are hand-selected to provide a mix of nonprofit missions and geographic settings.

What CEOs are saying about Karen’s Nonprofit CEO Conversations

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Dawning Family Services

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Monkey Helpers

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Children’s Craniofacial Association

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Karen Eber Davis

Karen Eber Davis provides customized advising and coaching around nonprofit strategy and board development. People leaders hire her to bring clarity to sticky situations, break through barriers that seem insurmountable, and align people for better futures. She is the author of 7 Nonprofit Income Streams and Let's Raise Nonprofit Millions Together.


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