Just as the proverbial rubber tree can experience phenomenal growth in the right environment, philanthropy can also experience transformational growth with the right conditions, pruning and cultivation. This deep-dive session will guide participants through a case study of a three-year philanthropy operations turnaround, which resulted in 300% growth in net contributions in just 36 months. Participants will walk away with tools and strategies for maximizing their philanthropy efforts and attracting individual, corporate and foundational investment.

Learning Outcomes:

Participants will receive strategies and tools to help them:

  1. Overview the process of assessing philanthropy operations effectiveness
  2. Learn an award-winning strategy to grow annual fund campaign success
  3. Maximize results from fundraising events (or retire events with low return!)
  4. Build and scale an infrastructure for supporting the major gifts life cycle
  5. Leverage and focus staff and volunteers for maximum results
  6. Determine powerful metrics to empower execution
  7. Create an organizational culture of philanthropy

Tammy Zonker


Fundraising Transformed

Tammy Zonker, recently named one of America's Top 25 Fundraising Experts, is an envelope-pushing fundraising practitioner, an inspiring international speaker, and a powerful trainer in the discipline of transformational fundraising. In the past decade she has coached, trained and led nonprofit teams to raise more than $400M including a single gift of $27.1M. She moved to Detroit in 2008 motivated to fundraise in the most challenging economy in the U.S. and has turned those experiences into strategies, tools and processes for creating transformational fundraising results in any economy. When she's not speaking at conferences or fundraising, she's leading webinars, e-courses, private workshops and retreats through her company: Fundraising Transformed or hosting an episode of ZTV on Vimeo.