Donor Education and Development for Extension Professionals
“The ESP Resource Development and Management Committee will host two webinars this spring on donor education and development,” says Mark Stillwell, University of Missouri Extension Project Administrator and committee member. “The interactive webinars will increase extension professionals’ working knowledge of development principles and increase comfort and confidence levels. Participants will learn action solutions for development that can be used at the county, region or state level.”
The webinars will be led by MU Extension faculty and staff with successful development experiences.
Tuesday May 5, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm CDST:
“Development 101” by Cynthia E. Crawford, Director of Donor Education, Catherine Comley Adams, Director for Advancement, and Mark Stillwell, Project Administrator.
· Development 101
o 10 ideas to draw from every day
o How to get comfortable with development
o Why we don’t use the “F” word
· Why people give (and don’t give)
· Ideas for doing development work without saying a word
Tuesday June 2, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm CDST:
“Successful Development Strategies” by Cynthia E. Crawford, Director of Donor Education, Catherine Comley Adams, Director for Advancement, Lisa Wallace, Human Development Specialist and Henry County Program Director and Mark Stillwell, Project Administrator.
· What works in Missouri will work for you, too!
· Don’t underestimate the importance of trust - relevant, reliable and responsive
· How to ask
· Dealing with “no”
The webinars with be delivered through Adobe Connect: http://univmissouri.adobeconnect.com/mark_stillwell/
Webinars will be recorded for future uses within ESP.
Please contact Mark Stillwell, firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information and to register for the webinars.
Good development resources:
· MU Extension’s donor education and development: http://extension.missouri.edu/extcouncil/donor-education.aspx
· Asking: A 59-Minute Guide to Everything Board Members, Volunteers and Staff Must Know to Secure the Gift. Jerold Panas, 2007.