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Sunday, April 15 - Monday, April 16

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At the heart of this highly­-interactive, high­-energy session is the mindset that fundraising must include ease and fun. Facilitated by an in­-the­-trenches development director & improv actor and a fundraising coach, participants will learn 5 tools of improvisational theater and be shown how to adapt them for use in individual donor fundraising, especially major gift asks.
Attendees will be invited to practice the tools of:
1. Yes. And…
2. Listening to Learn More
3. Be Yourself
4. Define Expectations
5. Practice Instills Confidence.

Attendees will leave having learned and practiced how to:
• Gain confidence for handling the unknown
• Welcome donor meetings as an opportunity to use their new skills
• Have fun with the critical practice component of making a donor “ask”

About Lori: Named one of the Top 25 Fundraising Experts in America, Lori L. Jacobwith has coached organizations to raise more than $300 million dollars from individual donors. Her proven strategies & tools teach nonprofits and their boards to share their stories powerfully and successfully. Lori holds a BA from the University of Minnesota, has additional training from Indiana University’s Fund Raising School and is a longtime member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. In addition to her passion for fundraising, Lori has attended her native Minnesota State Fair— her favorite summer activity—for more than 50 consecutive years. Follow Lori on Twitter  and Facebook.


Sunday, April 15
Monday, April 16
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AFP International Fundraising Conference


New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
900 Convention Center Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70130 United States
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