How to Develop Initiatives that Drive Your Mission and Attract Investment

Posted in: Alumni Career Services- Apr 13, 2014 Comments Off on How to Develop Initiatives that Drive Your Mission and Attract Investment

Thursday, April 17, 2014, 12:30 – 1:30pm

Securing financial support to deliver on mission is one of the most important responsibilities and daunting challenges facing nonprofit boards and executives. Today, individual philanthropists, foundations, corporations, and government agencies all receive far more requests than they can possibly support. Especially in tough economic times, nonprofit leaders must work creatively, thoughtfully, and comprehensively to differentiate their cases for support.

In this webinar, join former Georgetown staff member Amy Dawson to explore topics such as:

-How are initiative design and proposal development related, and not?
-What is a forward-looking initiative and why is it important?
-What are the elements of a compelling initiative?
-What talent and perspectives are needed to drive initiative design discussions, and why?
-What interim milestones help signal "we're on the right track"?
-How can the need for external alignment impact initiative design?

And more…

Amy Dawson is founder and principal of d'nitiatives™. During the 1990s, in California, Amy assisted the start-up of the Miriam and Peter Haas Fund and assisted Bay Area schools, nonprofits, and intermediary organizations with initiative development and fundraising at the neighborhood and city levels. From 2000 to 2010, in Washington, DC, Amy served The Finance Project and the Academy for Educational Development by developing, securing support for, and implementing initiatives at the national level. She later served as assistant vice president in the Office of Advancement at Georgetown University, shaping initiatives for the university's $1.5 billion campaign. Amy holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in human biology with a concentration in health care administration from Stanford University and a master's degree in public policy from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School for Public & International Affairs.

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