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Wake Up Workshops

Monthly Wake-Up Workshops occur on the first Thursday each month at Lenoir-Rhyne University Center for Graduate Studies room 315 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Program pricing is $10 for Members and $15 for Non-Members and includes handouts, CFRE credits, and a facilitated discussion (a $79 value).


Rock It! How to Be a Great Manager and a Fundraiser at the Same Time

As a fundraising professional, you have a team that needs your input, support, and leadership but you have ambitious fundraising goals to meet.  You’re on the road and there doesn’t seem to be enough time to focus on your team and your goals. You hate feeling like you have to make a choice between the two. Well you don’t!

At the end of this session, participants will learn:

    • Common pitfalls stopping you from managing effectively and how to avoid them.
    • Strategies to help you manage your team effectively while keeping your sanity.
    • How to structure your time so that the work gets done.
    • How to hit your goals while staying connected to your team.

Kishshana, CFRE, would tell you that she didn’t choose a career in development, it chose her! Kishshana launched Kishshana & Co. to help non-profits break out of their organizational and fundraising rut. Over the last 15 years, she has worked with local and national non-profit organizations implementing development infrastructures, creating diversified fundraising programs, increasing staff capacity and raising money! To date, she has helped organizations raise over $45 million dollars. Kishshana is a BoardSource Certified Governance Trainer (CGT) committed to helping non-profit leaders come up with bright ideas that will propel their organizations’ mission.

Facilitated by AFP WNC Treasurer & Secretary: Sarah Thomas, CFRE, sthomas@blackmountainhome.org

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Upcoming 2018 Wake Up Workshops

April 5: Finding and Connecting with Transformational Donors, Steve Maclaughlin & Katherine Swank, JD

May 3: How to Raise Money and Retain Donors with Your Newsletter, Steven Screen

June 7: Building You Small Shop Toolkit, Amy Wolfe

August 2: 10 Ways to Supercharge Your Storytelling, Shannon Doolittle

September 6: The 100% Fallacy: Common Presumptions That Hold Your Fundraising Back, Tom Ahern

October 4: Building a Culture of Philanthropy, Simone Joyaux, ACFRE

November 1: So You Want to Be a Campaign Consultant, Amy Eisenstein, ACFRE and Andrea Kihlstedt

December 6: Five Donor Love Languages, Tammy Zonker


For Workshop Program questions, please contact Jessica Frantz at workshop@afpwnc.org.

For questions concerning registration, please contact Julia Buchanan at chapteradmin@afpwnc.org.