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45. Donor Stewardship: Giving Thanks

Published: January 05, 2020

Donor Stewardship plays a crucial role in the vitality of Catholic schools, parishes, dioceses, and faith-based nonprofits. Understanding the donor’s interests and needs is critical to stewarding their long-term interest in your organization. The donor’s journey with you requires time and attention, which oftentimes is an important missing ingredient in development offices.

Today’s podcast replays a webinar Changing Our World, conducted in November 2019. Jim Friend hosts a discussion with CW’s Nick Walsh and Shawn Trahan, joined by Michelle Brown, Chief Development Officer at the Independence Mission Schools. The conversation covers a variety of ways that donor stewardship can cultivate and build a process for continued giving by engaging your donors in authentic relationship building.

Our Panel of Experts

Shawn Trahan, Senior Managing Director: Shawn has more than 20 years of experience working within the nonprofit sector, including planning/directing major capital campaigns, fundraising feasibility studies, development audits/assessments, volunteer coaching, and board development and serving as interim development director. Click here for more information on Shawn.

Nick Walsh, Managing Director: Nick Walsh is a Managing Director in the Fundraising division at Changing Our World.  Nick has led a wide range of development initiatives, including capital campaigns and feasibility studies; development audits; annual fund management and implementation; case development; volunteer recruitment; major gift donor engagement; and board training. Click here for more information on Nick.

Michelle Brown, Chief Development Officer, Independence Mission Schools: Michelle comes to IMS with 19 years of non-profit leadership experience in both fundraising and operational capacities. Most recently, Michelle served as the Director of Development at Mastery Charter Schools for four years, where she was responsible for overseeing fundraising strategy and implementation for a network of 24 schools. Click here to learn more about Michelle and the IMS.

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