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Fundraising During Uncertain Times
With the spread of COVID-19, 2020 has quickly become a time of uncertainty in America. As fundraisers and nonprofit leaders, we face the difficult challenge of fundraising during this time of crisis and uncertainty, and that can present a lot of questions.

How do I conduct major gifts fundraising when I can't visit my donors? Will foundations give if the stock market drops? How do I stay in touch with my donors? How do I strike a message of hope over fear? What should I do with all of these events I had planned for the year? What should I do about the gift officer I was going to hire?

Join American Philanthropic's new, weekly webinar to learn more about fundraising during this time of COVID-19 spread and engage in discussions to help answer these questions and eliminate some of the uncertainty of fundraising during this time.

This will be a weekly, one-hour webinar with American Philanthropic leadership answering your questions about fundraising during times of crisis. Join us every Thursday, anytime from 2:00 - 3:00 PM EDT to hear from your colleagues and American Philanthropic leadership about how to keep your development program strong through uncertainty. To assist in the webinar conversation, Philanthropy Daily will publish an article on each topic earlier in the week.

March 19: Major donor cultivation & solicitation
March 26: Direct mail
April 2: In-person events
April 9: Foundations & grants
April 16: Data analytics & strategic planning
Apr 23: Social media & marketing
Apr 30: Development personnel
Apr 2, 2020 02:00 PM
Apr 9, 2020 02:00 PM
Apr 16, 2020 02:00 PM
Apr 23, 2020 02:00 PM
Apr 30, 2020 02:00 PM
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Justin Streiff
Partner @American Philanthropic
Justin is a partner with American Philanthropic and provides full-service strategic consulting to nonprofits, with a particular emphasis on development department management. Prior to joining American Philanthropic, Justin served for several years as the director of development with the Foundation for Economic Education. During his tenure, FEE experienced average annual growth of 30%. Justin also led the fundraising program for the Goldwater Institute in Arizona and has directed nationwide fundraising efforts for dozens of political campaigns, PACs, & nonprofits. To-date, Justin has been involved in raising well over $100 million through major gifts, capital campaigns, foundation grants, independent expenditures, planned giving, & direct response fundraising, including phone and mail programs.
Janine Ryan
Director of Events @The Heritage Foundation
Janine Ryan is the direct of events at The Heritage Foundation where she oversees a large and dynamic team of event professionals. One part of her team exclusively focuses on managing internal event spaces, which includes 23 conference rooms and two large auditoriums for roughly 7,000 events a year. The other part of the team, executes roughly 75 events a year across the country including fundraising events, educational conferences, multi-day retreats, and cross country tours ranging from 50 to 15,000 attendees such as donors, coalition partners, members of Congress, presidential candidates, policymakers, Capitol Hill staffers, and more. Before joining Heritage in 2010, Janine worked in the Office of Development and Alumni Relations at George Washington University, providing event support to over 260 colleagues and volunteers for about 100 events a year. Janine graduated George Washington University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a concentration in Marketing.
Austin Detwiler
Managing Editor @Philanthropy Daily
Austin Detwiler serves as the managing editor for Philanthropy Daily and is a senior consultant with American Philanthropic. Previously he was the Assistant Director of the Matthew J. Ryan Center at Villanova University, as well as an adjunct professor in their Augustine and Culture Seminar Program. He has experience in grant writing, strategic planning, and donor communications. He serves on the boards of Martin Saints Classical High School and the Charlotte Mason Educational Center, and is a founding director of the Philadelphia Catholic Scholars Program. Austin has a master’s degree in theology from Villanova University and bachelor’s in Philosophy and Political Theory from the Templeton Honors College. He lives with his family in Conshohocken, PA.