Our Next Meeting:
Stewarding the “Ask” – Connections
Importance of Relationships
Cynthia Blackwell, CFRE
Black Rain Partners
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
12:00 noon - 1:00 pm
11:30 am Networking
12:00 noon - 1:00 pm Meeting
Lunch is provided
United Way of Central Florida Board Room, Highland City
As the Non-Profit sector continues to mature, the traditional donors and supporters are becoming more sophisticated and viewing their support as an investment in the mission. Today it is even more imperative to connect the mission with the potential investor by articulating their individual ROI – What impact their dollar is having on the mission they believe in and are supporting.
The approach of “Stewarding the Ask” will provide clarity for you, the professional fundraiser, and the investor for a true mission match and long term sustainable relationship. With over 20 years experience with Non-Profits, Fundraising and Stewardship,
Cynthia Blackwell will share her philosophy and approach to “Stewarding the Ask”. Bring your umbrella’s for this presentation promises Rain-Making ideas!
A dynamic business development executive with over two decades of progressive success, Cynthia’s experience equips her with the necessary knowledge for her to be a foundational catalyst for aggressive growth. In 2009, Cynthia embarked upon the formation of BlackRain Partners, a growth consulting firm offering a multi-pronged approach to sustainable growth. Leveraging expertise in business development, financial management, human resources and organizational development, BlackRain Partners doubled in gross revenue within the first two years, was recognized as Women Owned Business of the Year by the Seminole County Regional Chamber of Commerce in 2011 and most recently recognized as a finalist for the Don Quixote small business under five years award.
RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org before noon on Monday, March 10th.
- AFP Members $10 (must register by noon the day before the meeting or be charged the at-the-door registration fee - $20)
- Sponsored Guests $15 (may not be sponsored more than three times)
- Non-members and ALL at-the-door registration - $20
All development professionals and those interested in non-profit organizations are welcome to attend, however an RSVP is required and can easily by done by e-mail to email@example.com no later than noon the day before the meeting. No shows will be billed.