From Foundations to Fruition: Standards for Excellence® and Resource Development, Part 2: “Best Practices for Managing the Details”
with Association of Fundraising Professionals, Brandywine Chapter
Instructor: Susan Detwiler, MBA
Standards for Excellence® is a set of smart practices for nonprofit organizations, based on legal foundations of nonprofit management, governance and operations, and expanded to embrace fundamental values of integrity, honesty, fairness, responsibility and transparency. One of the six principle topic areas is Resource Development.
The session will cover:
-Re-Introduction of Standards for Excellence and the Guiding Principle of Resource Development
-Donor Relationships and Privacy, donor intent – look at the NJAIS program on Special Campaigns, regarding understanding – really understanding – your donors
-Acceptance of Gifts, acceptance policies and disposition policies of in-kind gifts
-Fundraising on Behalf of the Organization, oversight of all development personnel, volunteers and external agents
Free for DANA and AFP Members (Please register in advance); Not a member yet? $30
Registration will be through the AFP website
About Susan Detwiler, MBA
Susan is a Licensed Standards for Excellence® Consultant with over 35 years experience in both for-profit and nonprofit. Ms. Detwiler specializes in working with boards and administration, aligning values and mission in issues of governance, and management and fundraising. Her experience as both an Executive Director of nonprofit agencies and as director on the boards of several nonprofits provides insights from both sides of the table.
Ms. Detwiler has served as an Interim Executive in different capacities for varied nonprofits, including a private day school, a music school and an animal rescue agency. She has facilitated retreats, conducted strategic planning, mission audits and board education for a diverse range of secular, ethnic and faith-based organizations, including religious day schools, Delaware’s Governor’s Advisory Council on Hispanic Affairs and social service agencies. She has also successfully guided two organizations through their first accreditations.
Prior to establishing The Detwiler Group to serve nonprofit organizations, Ms. Detwiler served five years as Executive Director of the Hillel Foundation Kristol Center for Jewish Life at University of Delaware. This followed 18 years as President and owner of a medical information and marketing research firm serving Fortune 500 clients. Susan has an MBA from University of Michigan and a BS in Business Administration from the State University of New York at Albany.