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NPO Connection | Nonprofit Donor Engagement

May 8 | 11:15 am - 1:00 pm

NPO Connection

Donor engagement is all about nurturing the generous spirit of giving and receiving. Engaging the donor is a beautiful blend of art and science, beginning with shared values and interests.

Join us for a deep dive into the 3 basic principles that pave the way for fundraising success.

  • Fundraising is everyone’s responsibility
  • The best fundraising efforts are scalable
  • Relationships equal success

These three principles are important basic fundraising principles and are applicable to every organization, and to every fundraising strategy. Whether you are a seasoned development pro, or just starting out, these principles are timeless. Or you may find that you or your organization has gotten off-track with a few of them, be assured that you will find some good, re-energizing ideas among these basic tenets.


Lara Hermann, Executive Director at Beloit Health System Foundation will lead the presentation and discuss the donor engagement principles she adopted during the heart hospital campaign that led to its outstanding success.  In 2015 – 2017 Lara led the efforts for the Hendricks Family Heart Hospital Campaign at Beloit Health System. Lara will take you inside the capital campaign beginning with a feasibility study that helped identify donors and a recommended goal of $3.5 million with a stretch goal of $5 million. Thanks to a very engaged board of directors and passionate, generous donors that believed in Beloit Health System, the Foundation held its largest most successful campaign in its history raising over $7 million for the $14 million project.


11:15 am – 11:30 am – Networking/Registration

11:30 am – 12:00 pm – Lunch

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm – Presentation

The NPO Connection roundtables are FREE and lunch is provided.  Feel free to invite other staff from your organization or friends you think may be interested in our topics!




May 8
11:15 am - 1:00 pm
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Sarah Bloom-Gustafson
(608) 442-1971


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