Each day NASNA will post the answers to 4 common questions asked to all workshop presenters leading up to the conference. Check back daily for more information on this year’s conference workshops and roundtables.
1) Why do you think your workshop topic is important for street newspapers and/or nonprofits?
With the ongoing decline of ad-based print journalism, non-profit media outlets are being looked to as a template for how journalism can survive and thrive. Street newspapers are uniquely positioned to lead the way for a reader-supported donor based funding model for print journalism.
Fundraising is one thing, development is somewhat another thing. Raising money is about developing strong community relationships and being effective and vocal advocates for the matters that vendors and readers care about most. This workshop will focus on engaging and stewarding donors at all dollar levels to grow a solid donor base for ongoing organizational success. Together we will map out how to develop meaningful relationships with donors in order to maximize their financial and non-financial investments in your organization and your organization’s appreciation of your donors.
This workshop would be appropriate for anyone already reasonably confident in raising money via grassroots, donor-centered means and also for those looking for a comprehensive overview of how to sustain an organization with effective, donor-centered, fundraising by attending both Fundraising 101 and 201.
2) What is one thing attendees will take away from your workshop/discussion?
An engaged and active attendee will go home excited to implement at least one new donor engagement strategy.
3) What are you most looking forward to at the conference?
I am excited about meeting people from different street newspapers and learning more about the different street papers around North America. If just 1 person walks away a more confident and savvy grassroots fundraiser, that would be nice too.
4) If someone can’t make your workshop what’s the best way for people to contact you if they have questions?
Those interested in learning more about fundraising or needing to ask a specific development related question are welcome to call or email me anytime. Kathleen Porch, 206-441-3247 x 201 and email@example.com.