A major gifts program is a key component to successful and balanced fundraising. Major gift fundraising takes advantage of carefully developed relationships and personal requests of your very best donors making it the most effective and efficient means of fundraising. During this session, we will review principles of major gifts; address strategies for prospects and what tools you need to be effective; discuss common mistakes made during major gift campaigns; and teach you how to incorporate major gifts into your existing fundraising or how to make the most of your existing program.

Gregory Hagin

Managing Director, MBA

CCS Fundraising

Greg is a CCS Partner who provides executive leadership, strategic thinking, and philanthropic advice to the non-profit sector and social impact space. He has designed, advised, and directed more than 100 capital campaigns and resource development initiatives that have collectively raised over $7 billion, positively impacting tens of millions of lives. Greg is also an accomplished instructor and facilitator, and has been invited to speak at national non-profit organizations, industry conferences, universities, and corporations. He teaches "Raising Philanthropic Capital" to students earning a master’s degree in non-profit leadership at the School of Social Policy & Practice at the University of Pennsylvania. Greg earned a BA from Boston College and an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is the former President of the Board of Directors of Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia and serves on the Board of the Fairmount Park Conservancy.