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AFP/ONEAz September Luncheon

September 6, 2017

September Educational Luncheon: Major and Transformational Gifts

Presented by Richard Tollefson, Founder and President of The Phoenix Philanthropy Group

Research tells us that, for most nonprofits, 90% of contributed  income comes from the top 10% of their donors. This speaks to the need for a robust, proactive, and sophisticated major gifts program to secure significant philanthropic investment from individuals, foundations and corporations. At the top end of major gifts are the transformational gifts, which have the potential to fundamentally alter not only the nonprofit itself, but also the philanthropic impact and significance of the donor. How can your nonprofit build the infrastructure and develop the strategies needed to attract major gift and transformational gifts? Our presenter and panelists will share with you their insights.

Our Speaker
Richard Tollefson is the Founder and President of The Phoenix Philanthropy Group, an international fundraising consulting firm which has served more than 150 clients in the education, human and community services, healthcare, arts and culture, and human rights arenas. In addition to outcomes-driven revenue generation, constituent relations, strategic planning, and organizational development services, Phoenix Philanthropy’s consultants has also overseen the planning, preparation, and management of comprehensive fundraising campaigns ranging in size from $1 million to over $750 million. 

Before founding The Phoenix Philanthropy Group in 2004, Richard Tollefson was Vice President for Institutional Advancement at his alma mater, Thunderbird School of Global Management, managing fundraising and alumni relations activities in 26 countries around the world. With 30 years of extensive fundraising, alumni relations, and advancement management experience, he has successfully guided many acclaimed arts, culture, and educational institutions, including Master Chorale of Orange County, The Joffrey Ballet, the University of Arizona, and Arizona State University.  Richard was named Outstanding Fundraiser of the Year by the Arizona chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals in 2001 and in 2015 was the recipient of Social Venture Partners’ highest honor, the Paul Shoemaker Leadership Award.

Wednesday, September 6
: Pollack Tempe Cinemas
                1825 E. Elliot Rd., Tempe, AZ 85284

Meet & Greet: 11:30am - Noon
Luncheon: Noon – 1:30pm

COST: Members $30.00/ Nonmembers $45.00

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AFP encourages you to pre-register for the luncheon prior to the deadline of 12 noon on Tuesday, September 5, 2017. If registering on-site the day of the luncheon, please note the cost increase and that we cannot guarantee a meal. ALL No shows will be charged. Thank you for your cooperation.

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