Date(s) - 10/03/2018
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Tech Networks of Boston (TNB) exists to provide integrated and managed technology services to nonprofits and other mission-based organizations, and it’s also our privilege to offer you professional development opportunities through our Roundtable series. Our featured guest at this session will be Barrie Atkin, the president of Atkin Associates. The topic will be how nonprofit professionals can get over the fear of asking for money from grant makers and donors. This session will be held at EmPath, from 10:00am – 11:30am on October 3, 2018.
Here’s what Barrie says:
“Does your organization need to raise money? Do you have board members or staff that are uncomfortable asking for money – or perhaps fearful or even panicked? Does your organization have difficulty getting people to make fundraising commitments or follow through on them?
“This session will address the many reasons behind the fear of asking and how individuals can overcome such fears. Interactive tools and techniques will be presented to help individuals become more comfortable asking for money. Strategies and solutions for how organizations can train and develop volunteer fundraisers will also be offered. The session will also include some best practices for fundraising communications.
“As a result of this session, individuals should have more confidence in their ability to ask for money; organizations will have more strategies to help staff and volunteers ask for money.
“This is for any organization that utilizes volunteers that need training in asking for money, with special emphasis on small and medium sized organizations.”
Here’s a little more about Barrie:
Barrie Atkin is president of Atkin Associates LLC, a management consultancy that focuses on fundraising, marketing, and strategy for mission-driven organizations. Prior to founding her firm in 1996, Barrie worked in senior positions in corporate America in marketing, business development, and strategic planning.
Barrie has consulted to over 100 organizations including well-known organizations such as Consumer Reports, ESPN, Massachusetts Medical Society, Rodale, and The Nature Conservancy. She has also worked with many small nonprofits. As executive producer of the documentary film “Gen Silent,” she helped raise the money to get the film produced.
Barrie is the co-author with MCOA (Massachusetts Association of Councils of Aging and Senior Centers) of “Marketing Tools for Any Senior Center,” published in 2017 by MCOA and NCOA. She is also working on a new book, “Hate Fundraising? How to Become Comfortable Asking for Money”.
Barrie has an MBA from Harvard, a M.S. Ed from University of Pennsylvania, a B.A. from Brown University, and a certificate in professional fundraising from Boston University.
Full scholarships are available to qualified employees of nonprofit organizations.
Please apply by using the link below by Friday, August 31st. We will notify all applicants of acceptance status on Wednesday, September 5th.