MCF Hosts “Fundraising In Uncertain Times” With Bob Carter
Nonprofits navigating the coronavirus have been seeking sage wisdom for success in fundraising during this challenging time.
On Tuesday, April 14, Manatee Community Foundation partnered with the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Southwest Florida Chapter, to present a webinar featuring internationally known fundraising consultant Bob Carter, “Fundraising In Uncertain Times.” More than 400 from local, national, and international markets registered.
In the hour-long session that covered topics ranging from effective messaging to preparation for recovery, Carter emphasized the importance of nonprofit leaders affirming confidence that their organizations have vital missions that will be sustained.
A few noteworthy conversation points:
- Strong organizations are fundraising and communicating with their donors at this time.
- Board members have vital roles in giving, providing important voices in encouraging others to support your organization, in confidently confirming the mission, and thanking donors.
- Donors are looking to nonprofits to communicate hope and assurance they will be there during and after the crisis.
Bob Carter is one of the world’s most respected, experienced and recognized experts in the areas of Institutional Strategy and Philanthropy. During the past four decades, Bob has helped strengthen a variety of organizations throughout the world by helping them overcome challenges and capitalize on opportunities to be successful.
In March 2020, Bob was awarded the Chair’s Award for Outstanding Service presented by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). The Chair’s Award is given to individuals for exceptional service to AFP, the fundraising profession and the philanthropic community. Carter is the 18th recipient of the honor since its creation in 1982.