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January Nonprofit SIG – How to Become a Fundraising Superstar

January 25 @ 7:45 am - 9:00 am

Free – $10

Finding donors, major gifts and corporate sponsors in the nonprofit world has become ultra competitive. In part, it’s because the number of nonprofits continues to grow every year. If you work in development or are an executive director in charge of this area, you know how challenging it can be.

For over a decade, Robert Koonce has navigated these waters with several of Northeast Ohio’s leading nonprofit organizations including the Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland (where he’s currently the Chief Development Officer), Cleveland Museum of Natural History and University Hospitals. He’s become an expert at researching, strategizing and implementing fundraising campaigns.

Robert will share his insights on planned giving, organizing special events, working with boards, finding new donors, avoiding donor fatigue and more. Robert is a dynamic speaker who engages his audiences and gets them to take an active role in discussions. If you are looking for some fresh fundraising tips, ideas and inspirations, be sure to attend.

Nonprofit Special Interest Group (SIG)
Free to Members, Non-Members $10
7:45 AM Check-in and Networking
8:00 AM Program

Coffee, juice, bagels provided!

About the Speaker

Robert Koonce is the Chief Development Officer at the Boys & Girls Club of Cleveland, and a member of the senior management team leading fundraising, marketing, communications, and volunteer efforts. In his first year, Robert reorganized the department; grew revenue by 19%; initiated a merger with another nonprofit involved in gang outreach; set up a 1,000 day strategic plan with the master prospect list and the back office operations necessary to achieve it. Robert has over a decade of nonprofit and development experience. He’s worked in development roles for several of Northeast Ohio’s leading civic institutions including the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, the Western Reserve Land Conservancy and University Hospitals. Robert earned a BA in Classics from Case Western Reserve University and a MS in Instruction Design from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.



Have questions about How to Become a Fundraising Superstar? Contact AMA Northeast Ohio (AMA NEO)


January 25
7:45 am - 9:00 am
Free – $10


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