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Stalled to Success


November 04, 2020
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
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With membership plummeting in a failing facility, the Greater Burlington YMCA had been seeking a new home for decades. But the Y capital campaign was stalled, with disengaged donors calling the goal “impossible.” A new CEO with no fundraising experience and a new VP of Development, with leadership from consultants and board volunteers, needed to raise nearly $20 million on an outrageously short timeline. At stake was the existence of the organization. The team achieved their goal by steadfastly adhering to core principles: relationship trumps money; focus is a superpower; donors will respond to boldness if it is earnest and rooted in a compelling case. Rick Blount, VP of Development & Social Responsibility, The Greater Burlington YMCA will focus on how these principles apply to any form of fundraising. If desired, we will also discuss our response to COVID-19 and the murder of George Floyd, which shook our organization to the core shortly after the 2020 opening of our new Y. This program is eligible for 1 CFRE continuing education credit.

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$35.00 Member registration

$45.00 Guest registration