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Donor Cultivation Training + INN Day

June 16 @ 8:00 am - 5:30 pm UTC-5


8 a.m. - 8:30.  INN Networking and Coffee. Meet the newest members of INN

8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Building your individual donor program.

Break down your fears about approaching individual donors and asking for money. Diane Carlson, one of the nation's top consultants on donor programs, leads an interactive workshop on building a major donor program for your organization, including what you can do yourself, how to productively involve your board and other community connections, how to set targets, what to expect and how to handle the process. Participants will practice how to have meaningful, productive conversations with donors and get coaching on the spot.

12:30 - 2 p.m. Lunch

A break for lunch on our own. Those wanting to dive deeper can join lunch discussion leaders in small groups.

2 - 3 p.m. Knight Innovation Fund lightning talks

Learn from your peers who have won INNovation Fund grants and experimented with new funding and audience engagement programs, such as events, leveraging community relationships and more. Hear about some of the biggest successes from the program and take away practical ideas that can be adapted to your organization. Lightning talks are quick and to-the-point -- so this session will cover a lot of ground in an hour!

3:15 - 5:45 p.m. INN Members annual meeting

  • INN strategy and member services overview
  • Training, tech and operations updates
  • Board update
  • Board elections - Candidate short presentations
  • Board meeting to follow. All members are welcome to attend.

This session is for: All INN member directors and staffers

Capacity: 100

Cost:  All INN events are free to INN members. The Donor Cultivation Training is free to INN members but requires registration by April 30. After April 30, donor training registration will be opened to non-members on a space-available basis.



June 16
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
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New Orleans Marriott
555 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130 United States