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Major Giving: Best Practices & Common Mistakes

Are you prepared for major gift success?
Few things will have as positive an impact in helping your organization take a leap forward in fulfilling your goals as becoming good at securing major gifts.

But even some seemingly small decisions can tip the balance between success and failure.

Learn what it takes to successfully solicit gifts from major donors in this webinar.

This session will review five best practice tips to help ensure success, as well as five common mistakes that can sink a major gift program.

You’ll leave knowing the single most important thing you can do to make you more successful in major gift fundraising.

Meet Our Featured Speaker: Brent Hafele

Brent A. Hafele, M.A., is passionate about helping nonprofits become more vibrant and sustainable. Brent provides counsel on a variety of nonprofit leadership areas, including capital campaigns, major gift development, strategic planning, nonprofit leadership, board/governance relations, and vibrancy planning.

Brent mastered the ins and outs of nonprofit operations by serving as executive director at the Chippewa Valley Free Clinic and as development director at Hope Gospel Mission, where he successfully led a capital campaign to open a women’s shelter. In 2008, he founded his successful consulting practice, NewDay Nonprofit Solutions. As a consultant, Brent has challenged and empowered a wide range of Christian and secular agencies throughout North America. In 2016, NewDay merged into Dickerson, Bakker & Associates, where Brent joined the group as Vice President of Client Services.

In addition to his consulting work, he is a popular speaker at national, regional, and local conferences on nonprofit leadership and fundraising. Brent is also a faculty member of the University of St. Thomas’s Fundraising Certificate Series, where he teaches courses on capital campaigns and nonprofit marketing. He earned an M.A. in Philanthropy and Development from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. Brent resides in Eau Claire, WI, with his wife Jennifer, sons Evan and Micah, and daughter Rachel. Learn more at his LinkedIn page.

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