2018 Power Tools for Nonprofits Conference
One NRG Park
Houston, TX 77054
On November 14 2018, the 2018 Power Tools for Nonprofits Conference is being hosted by CenterPoint Energy and UH Downtown at NRG Center. Experts from various fields share their knowledge in fund development, best practices, human resources, management strategies, marketing/public relations, organizational effectiveness, leadership, professional/career development and more, including:
- Helping to sustain the viability of nonprofits in tough economic climate & challenging times
- Improving participants’ effectiveness professionally and personally through education & available resources
- Increasing staff and volunteer morale, productivity and creativity
- Inspiring, motivating and energizing participants’ potential as they strive for excellence
This conference has supported professional staff and volunteers from diverse organizations such as social service agencies, community organizations, faith-based groups, government, schools and other educational institutions, business and professional associations.
Michelle Buchanan, CFRE, principal, will be speaking during session II on Uncovering and Understanding Prospect and Donor Motivations. This session will utilize research and findings from “The Seven Faces of Philanthropy.” Gain insights about what motivates major gifts by defining and understanding this approach to donor cultivation and discover the questions to ask that reveal one’s philanthropic motivation. Participants will also learn how to utilize the information gained from discovery calls to create winning cultivation and solicitation strategies based on the donor profile.
Holly Lang, principal, will also be speaking during session II on Igniting the Future: Strategic Plans that Raise the Bar. What do high-performing organizations do differently with their strategic plans? How can you bring new thinking into your next strategic plan? In this session, explore case studies where strategic planning became a true catalyst for the future.
Nicole McWhorter, CFRE, senior consultant, will be speaking during session IV on Translating and Leveraging Information: Data to Dollars. This session will help you translate your organization’s data into actionable intelligence and, ultimately, dollars to advance your mission. We will take a look at systems and strategies to take your fundraising to the next level and ensure that you are leveraging all of the information from engagement to program data. Topics to be covered include: data management, mining and basic analytics.
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