Securing a Gift – It’s More than “Just Money”

Expecting the philanthropic community to support your organization simply because it exists “for the social good” is no longer realistic. With all the research on why people give, the evidence is clear that the number one reason is that someone asked them to!

Sending a very nice letter from the board chair or executive director may constitute “asking” but striking up a real conversation with a potential donor is a very different process. This workshop will increase your comfort in teaming up as board members and staff to ask people face to face for a gift. In the process, you will create authentic involvement for your Board and nurture ongoing relationships with donors. We will discuss the seven basic principles for making a personal ask and the seven habits of ineffective fundraisers.

Securing a Gift – It’s More than “Just Money”
Thursday, February 11, 11:30 am – 1 pm
The Museum at Central School
124 First Avenue East, Kalispell

presented by Carol Blake of North Valley Hospital Foundation
hosted by the Nonprofit Development Partnership

Please RSVP to or 406/756-3618 to ensure enough seating and handouts if you plan to attend.

About the Presenter

Carol Blake is the Executive Director of the Foundation/Community Relations/Marketing for North Valley Hospital in Whitefish. She is a Registered Nurse, graduating from Methodist School of Nursing/Dakota Wesleyan University at Mitchell, South Dakota.

With over 40 years in health care she has experience in all areas of philanthropy, including leading a successful $6 Million capital campaign, and in grant writing. Carol has experience in many of the clinical nursing areas and wellness program implementation.

She serves on many community boards and organizations including Turn the Flathead Pink, FVCC Foundation Board, Columbia Falls Community Foundation Board, AOA/ Eagle Transit, Columbia Falls Chamber Board, and Whitefish Kiwanis. She is a Leadership Flathead grad and one of the founding members for NPDP. She was named the 2009 Spirit of Caring at North Valley Hospital.


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