Building Donor Relationships So People Are Ready to Be Asked – November 30, 2016

October 31, 2016

You know you need relationships with donors, but what does it really take to build an authentic relationship? How do you know when a prospect is ready to be asked and/or a current donor asked again?

The Greater New Orleans Foundation’s Organizational Effectiveness initiative is excited to bring a new and exciting workshop to our region: Building Donor Relationships So People Are Ready To Be Asked presented by nationally recognized fundraising expert, Sandy Rees with Get Fully Funded.

Designed for staff and volunteers charged with fund development, this workshop will teach participants the proven steps in creating authentic relationships with your donors so that they are ready to be asked. Additionally, participants will learn:

  • How to create donor loyalty so people give year after year.
  • How to create and implement a Donor Nurture Plan.
  • How to engage your board in relationship building activities.
  • How to prepare and execute an ask for a gift.
  • Best practices in donor communications with a focus on campaigns.

The workshop is on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 from 9 am to 12 pm at the Greater New Orleans Foundation located at 919 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA. Teams of two, including a board member, are strongly encouraged to maximize organizational learning.

The workshop is free; however, registration is required. Seating is limited and registration will be received on a first-come-first serve basis. This session is currently full. Please email Rachel Swan ( to be placed on the wait list.

Please contact Rachel Swan at or 504.598.4663 if you need additional information.


Sandy ReesAbout Our Presenter: Sandy Rees, Founder and Chief Encouragement Officer, Get Fully Funded

As a former director of development, I understand what it’s like to face big challenges and juggle lots of activities. I’ve raised millions through grants, events, direct mail, and all the other strategies you’re probably using. I know what it’s like to wrangle your volunteer board, trying to get them involved, and juggle dozens of projects and fundraising activities. It wasn’t easy for me and I often felt like the Lone Ranger.

I got my CFRE (Certified Fundraising Executive) certification in 2003, fulfilling a personal/professional goal to show my commitment to the profession. As a coach/consultant, I love seeing my clients “get it” – those moments when the light bulb comes on and I can tell they see how to make their success a reality. We’ve done it over and over again with dozens of nonprofits at Get Fully Funded and it’s the best feeling in the world!