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Columbus Event | Trends in the Nonprofit Development Landscape

The world of fundraising is evolving and changing. Campaigns now use "agile" and affinity-group practices, social media has become the new media, and over 60 percent of us are making our donations on the phone. New research shows that if you can get a second gift, 67 percent will continue giving to your organization. Segmentation, cultivation, and stewardship are data-driven, make-or-break tools for fundraising success. 150 million adults are the new donors with their own set of values, digital tools and motivations for giving. 

This workshop will provide an overview of trends, research, and our own focus groups with donors. Hear the latest on what works, and what doesn't, in fundraising in order to blend traditional fundraising with new methods and approaches. Get your development plan, stewardship plan, and fundraising tools organized for 2019. 

At this workshop, we will provide insight on:

  • Trends in fundraising – data from best practices
  • Key motivations and segmentation tips
  • Development Planning for Individuals
  • Development Planning for Major Gifts
  • Concepts of Stewardship and Planning
  • Digital strategies to support fundraising  


Fundraising and development staff, senior leadership, and board members serving on fundraising committees


GCN Senior Consultant Elizabeth Runkle brings a diverse background of generating and implementing innovative and break-through ideas within the social sector, and has worked with low-wealth and marginalized populations for over 12 years. She has advised several nonprofits and small businesses on strategy and business models, with expertise in social enterprise. Learn more



Program Stats:


April 3, 2019


9:30 am - 3:00 pm


Open Door Community House
2405 Second Avenue
Columbus, GA 31901

Registration Details

This event is free and complimentary to all.

Please complete a separate registration for each attendee. (The “register guest” option will not allow you to register other team members under your account.)

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Need assistance with registration?

Reach out to the GCN membership team at [email protected] or 678.916.3080