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Wednesday, June 12 • 2:15pm - 3:30pm
Fundraising in the Post-Election Era: How to respond to unpredictable events and prepare for them in the future.

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The main goal of this session is to enable an open discussion around best practices in fundraising when nonprofit organizations are directly impacted by external events (ex. politics, natural disasters, viral funding campaigns). The initial conversation will discuss how the 2016 U.S. presidential election affected the fundraising landscape for nonprofit organizations. We will cover: 1) the funding surge in new areas of giving; 2) the wave of support for journalism & media (e.x. "Fake News"); and 3) the increase in new advocacy platforms. We will continue the conversation with storytelling examples of different nonprofit organizations that have experienced unexpected surges in revenue (ALS Association, American Red Cross, ACLU, and Planned Parenthood), how the organizations dealt with them, and how we can learn from their mistakes. Participants will take away best practices for sustainable fundraising in unpredictable circumstances.

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Louise Balsmeyer

Director of Development, Freedom of the Press Foundation
Louise Balsmeyer is the Director of Development at Freedom of the Press Foundation where she oversees the organization’s fundraising goals and development operations. She has a rich background in progressive activism and previously worked as the Deputy Director of Major Gifts and... Read More →

Wednesday June 12, 2019 2:15pm - 3:30pm BST
Carthage 1 (Laico)