Fund Development Webinars for Small Budget Orchestras
June 5, 12, and 19 at 1 p.m. Eastern each day, Orchestras Canada is presenting a trio of 1-hour webinars, developed and delivered by master fundraising trainer, Cynthia Armour, CFRE. The webinars are specifically designed to help the staff and board members of smaller-budget orchestras sharpen their fundraising skills, from a run-down on best practices, to building fundraising infrastructure, to developing an achievable fundraising plan. And they come with take-home tools that you can adapt to your own orchestra’s situation!
Thanks to the generous support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the webinars are presented free of charge. All you need to take part is a computer with a high-speed internet connection, running a recent version of Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer.
Please sign up on line for each webinar, and we’ll send you log-in details two days in advance.
Wednesday, June 5, 2013, 1 p.m. Eastern: Best Practices in Fund Development
- Understand what techniques get the best return on investment
- Focus your limited time on the strategies that will net the best results
Sign up on-line, here: OCFundDevelopmentWebinar-1.eventbrite.ca
Wednesday, June 12, 2013, 1 p.m. Eastern: Ready or Not: Building Your Fund Development Infrastructure
- · Identify the systems you’ll need to maximize your organization’s fundraising effectiveness
- · Assess your organization’s readiness to raise funds – and improve it!
- · Build success from the ground up
Sign up on-line, here: OCFundDevelopmentWebinar-2.eventbrite.ca
Wednesday, June 19, 2013, 1 p.m. Eastern: Planning for Rewarding Fund Development
- Learn the relationship between strategic planning and fund development planning
- Identify the components of a realistic fundraising plan
- Build a plan that engages volunteers and staff – and gets results
Sign up on-line, here: OCFundDevelopmentWebinar-3.eventbrite.ca
Cynthia J. Armour, CFRE
Principal Strategist, Elderstone Resource Development
For more than twenty years Cynthia J. Armour, CFRE, has served as a facilitator, trainer and coach to voluntary sector leaders. An honours graduate of York University’s Nonprofit Management and Leadership Program, she brings a life-long learning perspective to her research and work. She is an adult educator who specializes in governance, fundraising and marketing. She is recognized for her expertise with small and rural charities while offering solutions to organizations of every size. She has volunteered on numerous boards and mentored through Big Sisters. Cynthia currently authors a monthly Fundraising column for Charity Village and is also a Subject Matter Expert with CFRE International. She lives on her farm “Neverdun” with three horses and two cats.