#AFPFC via Marcy Heim

01/04/2016 at 06:20 Leave a comment

Marcy Heim, shared her top takeaways from #AFPFC the fundraising conference in Boston.  

Marcy’s TOP 10 #AFPFC 2016 Fundraising Takeaways!

    • If you want to get something, offer something. Andrea Kihlstedt
    • The more honest I am about what I don’t know, the more credible I am and the more people trust me. Sarah Durham 
    • Maybe you can’t have it all, all at the same time. Bertina Ceccarelli
    • If the donor says,’no’ it’s all about them. You (the fundraiser) are not at the center of the prospect’s universe. Anne Melvin
    • If the donor says, “no” use PITA…Is it the Program, Institution, Timing, Amount. Notice amount is LAST. Anne Melvin
    • Thank and ya shall receive. Anne Melvin 
    • Let us give honor due to the corporations who are trying to help. Kay Sprinkle Grace 
    • I’d like my nonprofit board to be hands on and fingers out. Kay Sprinkle Grace
    • Training and longevity are keys to fundraising success. Specifically, for every additional training opportunity, major gifts increased by $37,000! Dr. Adrian Sargeant and Amy Eisenstein 
    • Words have power. They can sooth and calm or they can incite or anger. Anger should not be channeled to create more problems. Kofi Annan, Former Secretary General of the United Nations


We are there to do good in this world..at all levels. A quick story..The hotel AV staffer said an Apple power cord was left in the pre-conference training room. If they put it in lost and found, it would disappear quickly. So I took it, found out who was in the room last and they said, “It’s the hotel’s.” Urg! So the last day of the conference, Stephanie Cory is introducing a speaker I wanted to see. I say, “This cord…need to return it to the hotel.” “WHERE DID YOU FIND THAT?” Yes, it is hers.

When you come from a place of doing good, the Universe connects the dots for you! Marcy Heim, CFRE

Marcy Heim, CFRE, PLCC, life and development coach, author, speaker, singer and mom, inspires those who want to live their BEST lives and are transforming the world through generosity. A major giving relationship expert with over 30 years of in-the-trenches major gift fundraising and management success, she’s passionate about creating the thoughts, beliefs and actions that will lead you to more money and more joy. Her workshops, keynotes and individual and organizational VIP coaching packages combine tools to manage a positive mindset with simple and powerful best-practice techniques and strategies to produce dramatic fundraising and high team-satisfaction results. Sign up for a complimentary subscription of Artful Action, her ezine at http://www.marcyheim.com.


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