"Philanthropist sues university over hiring decisions."
No fundraiser wants to deal with a donor lawsuit or lose a hard-earned gift. Yet news accounts of wealthy donors reneging on multimillion-dollar pledges, or filing lawsuits when things go sour, drive home the need for gift agreements that can stand the test of time.
How can you draft agreements that honor a donor's wishes and protect your nonprofit's interests far into the future?
Join the Chronicle on and learn from Richard Marker, a philanthropy adviser and former head of a foundation who will provide advice on how to help donors clearly define their expectations for a gift. He'll share ways to determine what you can and should not promise in exchange for a donation and tips for properly articulating expectations in writing.
You'll also hear from Felicia Murphy-Phillips, a top fundraiser at Morehouse College. She'll offer tactics for communicating regularly with donors – from the start of a relationship until long after a gift is made – to prevent pitfalls and ensure that your key supporters feel valued.
What Will You Learn?
- Questions to ask big donors to clarify their long-term expectations for a gift
- Ways to protect your nonprofit's interests and avoid making promises you can't keep
- How to communicate with benefactors to ensure mutual satisfaction for the long term
Who Should Attend?
- Major Gifts Officers and Leadership Giving Professionals
- Executive Directors, CEOs and Trustees
- Development Directors, Chief Development Officers and Advancement staff
- Philanthropic and Financial Advisors
Wise Philanthropy and the Wise Philanthropy Institute
Originally Aired: March 7, 2019
This webinar is worth one CFRE credit.