Development Webinar Series: Three Steps to Kickstart Your Fund Development Program

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Three Steps to Kickstart Your Fund Development Program

Part 1 of our 3 part Development Webinar Series!

You know the impact that an effective fund development program can have on your ability to reach your strategic goals. An effective giving program can open doors to opportunities that may not be realized any other way. Three essential elements are universally important to every fundraising program. We will dive into these three important areas and will outline a systematic way to help you structure, evaluate, and increase the effectiveness of your fund development program. You will also learn some best-practice tips that will help you improve your giving program and boost your fundraising outcomes.

Our Presenters

Barbara Bowman
Vice President, Client Services, DickersonBakke

Barbara has more than 30 years of experience in nonprofit management and corporate career management, including nine years as the vice-president of advancement for a $46 million global faith-based nonprofit. Prior to that she served ten years with a large chamber of commerce where she served as vice president of member services leading the nonprofit, small business, workforce development, marketing and communications, and leadership training divisions. In addition, Barbara was director of professional services for a large global career management firm that assisted organizations experiencing major workforce development transition such as Hewlett Packard, Eddie Bauer, Novartis, and numerous financial institutions. She earned a reputation as a strategic leader able to bring an organization and its people to the next level of effectiveness. Barbara believes that leaders who have the aptitude to lead effectively, take personal responsibility, and motivate others contribute to a thriving culture and ultimately, greater missional impact.

Derric Bakker, MBA
President, DickersonBakker

Derric Bakker has worked with dozens of organizations across the U.S., Canada, and overseas, helping to raise well over $100 million for ministry. A recognized expert in the field, Derric has successfully solicited countless major gifts, including some in excess of $10 million. Serving since 2000 as a consultant with two other large firms specializing in major gifts, Derric founded his own firm in 2010, which merged in 2012 to become DickersonBakker, where he now serves as President. 

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