It’s a cloudy and cold August Thursday up here in Seattle. That’s not something we’d normally celebrate, but it’s a welcome respite from the recent heat and smoke from the forest fires.
Wanted to share something with you today that Chris Davenport (of the Nonprofit Storytelling Conference) and I have cooked up.
Two things, actually.
First, a Helpful Video
This video shares a practical plan for how your organization can take advantage of the extra week in this year’s “year-end fundraising season” between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day.
How do we have an extra week this year? Because Thanksgiving is so early!
You’ve been given a gift of an extra week when donors are extra generous. Make the most of your week!
Year-End Fundraising Summit in Seattle
The second is that Chris and I are hosting a special year-end fundraising summit in Seattle in September. It’s for just 10 organizations, and after our two days together you’ll leave with a customized year-end fundraising plan for your organization that’s based on what’s working best in fundraising today.
We’ll help you write all of your letters, emails, web page updates and social posts.
It’s expensive, but for the right organizations it’s an incredible value. Not only will your most important year-end fundraising work be done in September (!!!!), we’ll show you how each element of your campaign is a repeatable asset that you can use to raise more money (with less work) next year too. And the year after that.
The organizations that have already signed up are excited – and we are, too.
There’s an application on this page; I hope you’ll fill it out if you’re thinking about joining us!