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8th Annual Business and Nonprofits Together Luau

Fundraising: Everybody's Business

Fundraising: Everybody's Business

Board Recruiting & Onboarding (Georgetown)

Board Excellence (Wilmington)



Fundraising:Everybody's Business
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 Successful Fundraising Is Everyone's Job!
Engaging Your Whole Organization in Development

Join us for this interactive session that will combine a review of industry best practices with learnings from the real world of small- to mid-sized nonprofits. This session does not focus on specific fundraising techniques: the emphasis is on ensuring your organization has the culture and resources necessary for ethical, effective fundraising. Explore how your strategic plan is the building block for a do-able development plan containing realistic revenue goals and the path to achieve them. Learn how to engage and empower all board and staff to build positive relationships with donors and participate in fundraising without asking for a single gift. Assess your organization’s fundraising capacity and gain practical strategies for strengthening it.

Participants will walk away from this session with:

•  Clarity about appropriate fundraising roles and responsibilities for board members, executive directors, development staff, and program staff

•  Alternative staffing and outsourcing options to maximize the value of your human resources investment in fundraising

•  A checklist for necessary policies, procedures, and processes to ensure continuity and sustainability for your organization's fundraising

•  Specific ways board and program staff can participate in the fundraising process without making an ask


This offering is ideal for executive directors (with and without fundraising staff), board leaders, and other senior staff interested in fostering the organizational culture and infrastructure needed for sustainable fundraising.

 Click on a time and session below to register.

Wednesday, August 23rd (Wilmington)                          Thursday, August 24th (Milford)


Stephanie Cory

Stephanie Cory has dedicated her career to the nonprofit sector since 2003 in a variety of roles from program manager to development director to executive director. She currently splits her time as a consultant, adjunct faculty for Villanova University, and director of philanthropy for Kendal-Crosslands Communities. Stephanie earned a BS in Accounting and MS in Gerontology from the University of Southern California and the designation of Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP®) from the American College. She has been a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) since 2008. Stephanie is also a Certified Governance Trainer through BoardSource and Licensed Standards for Excellence Consultant. A dedicated member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), she has served on its international board of directors, earned the designation of AFP Master Trainer, and currently serves as the vice president of programs for the AFP Brandywine Chapter. Stephanie is a regular contributor to Advancing Philanthropy magazine and speaks throughout the region on a variety of governance, fundraising, and finance topics.

Kathleen Purcell
Kathleen Purcell is a senior nonprofit executive with more than 25 years of experience in the industry. She has specific expertise in marketing and fundraising and is proud of her ability to develop organizations and staff. Kathleen has enjoyed a diverse career in nonprofit and for-profit health care and human service organizations with roles from program officer, to development director, to executive director. She holds a master’s degree from Seton Hall University in Corporate and Public Communications with a minor in Marketing. She also holds a bachelor’s degree from Temple University. Kathleen is the executive director for the Wilmington Senior Center where she is responsible for all fundraising efforts. An active volunteer, she serves on the board for Adult Care of Chester County and serves as a member of the AFP Brandywine Chapter’s marketing committee.