Fundraising is a universal challenge for nonprofit organizations. Unfortunately, there is so much conflicting information on how to go about it that many of us end up doing things that don’t work. Silent auctions, tired appeal letters, grants, and more – it is easy to spend a lot of time on low-yield pursuits.
We asked nonprofit board and development expert Cindi Phallen to help provide some guidance with regard to nonprofit fundraising. Check out our interview with her in the replay of our recent webinar, “The New Language of Nonprofit Fundraising – 4 Magic Words That Translate Into More Money.” Watch it now:
Cindi Phallen has decades of experience helping nonprofits be smarter about development, involving the board and volunteers, and helping organizations grow more effectively. This webinar was held on Wednesday, May 22, 2019.
Cindi Phallen has successfully managed high-performing boards of up to 45 members, raised over $32 million, and thrives at collaborative planning to reach goals faster. She now provides strategy consulting, speaking services, and retreat facilitation for nonprofit enterprises of all sizes and with any mission. Cindi asks the tough questions and is an expert at navigating change so her clients achieve better outcomes through stronger boards, increased funding, and more community engagement. She is invited to speak regularly across the U.S. and elevate leaders’ thinking so they can activate their bold visions.
Cindi is a fundraising instructor in the University of San Diego’s Nonprofit Management Certificate program. She serves as a Viewpoint Partner for Social Venture Partners and is on the Advisory Board of NonprofitPRO. When she isn’t snowboarding or jogging on the beach, you can bet Cindi is following one of her favorite Philadelphia sports teams. Learn more about Cindi and her company Create Possibility at possibility-cp.com.
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