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Donor relations
is the key to
fundraising success.

The Donor Relations Group (DRG), led by industry trailblazer Lynne Wester, is here to help you cultivate extraordinary relationships with your donors. It's time to unlock your organization's full potential by focusing on the donor experience.

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We'll help you provide an extraordinary donor experience.

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Explore our free resources to enhance your current donor relations program and discover innovative practices that work.

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Learn from DRG

Want to learn DRG's industry-leading donor relations methods? Join us for in-person conferences, online webinars, and leadership training to help you level up.

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Hire our team

Does your organization need to bring in the experts? Our experience is deep, our team is talented, and our client services are customizable to meet your unique needs.

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Let’s shake up fundraising together.

"We've always done it that way," no longer sets the standard. Every generous person deserves to be celebrated, no matter the size of their gift.

 

It's time to embrace new methods and perspectives around fundraising. Together, we can reimagine the donor experience and inspire future giving.

Meet the
Donor Relations Group:

Lynne Wester and the DRG team don't shy away from complex situations, bold ideas, and innovative solutions.

We’re trained to guide big change inclusively, by inviting every member of your team to harness their unique strengths and grow as leaders.

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  • Developing Your Strategic Plan: A Complete Guide
    Developing Your Strategic Plan: A Complete Guide
    Tue, Jun 25
    Webinar | $60
    Jun 25, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT
    Webinar | $60
    Jun 25, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT
    Webinar | $60
    This transformative webinar will take your program to the next level! You'll learn how to create a successful donor relations plan, develop annual and multi-year business strategies, implement evaluation tools to measure ROI for programs and initiatives, and effectively assess your current programs.
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  • Streamline Your Workflows: Top 10 Process and Policy Efficiency Hacks for a More Stress-Free Life
    Streamline Your Workflows: Top 10 Process and Policy Efficiency Hacks for a More Stress-Free Life
    Tue, Jul 09
    Webinar | $60
    Jul 09, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT
    Webinar | $60
    Jul 09, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT
    Webinar | $60
    It's time to reclaim your productivity and make your work life easier. This webinar will transform how you work, making your life more streamlined and stress-free. Join us as we share our curated Top 10 list of the best and most effective policy and process hacks!
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  • Demystifying Corporate and Foundation Donor Relations: Dynamic Engagement for Unique Partners
    Demystifying Corporate and Foundation Donor Relations: Dynamic Engagement for Unique Partners
    Tue, Jul 23
    Webinar | $60
    Jul 23, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT
    Webinar | $60
    Jul 23, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT
    Webinar | $60
    Ready to enhance your organization's corporate and foundation donor relations practices? Learn the unique deliverables CFR donors want and need, proven techniques for cultivating and maintaining these crucial connections, and hear success stories from those who have excelled in CFR engagement.
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  •  Yay or Nay: The Most Debated Donor Recognition Practices
     Yay or Nay: The Most Debated Donor Recognition Practices
    Tue, Aug 13
    Webinar | $60
    Aug 13, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT
    Webinar | $60
    Aug 13, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT
    Webinar | $60
    It's the great debate on some of the nonprofit world's most time-honored traditions—honor rolls, giving societies, tchotchkes, gift giving, groundbreakings, and more! Join us for this point-counterpoint conversation and learn how to modernize traditional, outdated donor relations practices.
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  • Nurturing Donor Relationships Amidst Organizational Transitions
    Nurturing Donor Relationships Amidst Organizational Transitions
    Tue, Aug 27
    Webinar | $60
    Aug 27, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT
    Webinar | $60
    Aug 27, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT
    Webinar | $60
    In this webinar, we'll explore how organizational changes can influence donor perceptions and engagement levels, discuss the challenges and opportunities these changes present, and teach you practical strategies for retaining donor trust and loyalty during times of internal upheaval.
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  • The 4 Pillars Conference Sydney
    The 4 Pillars Conference Sydney
    Thu, Sep 05
    UNSW - Sydney
    Sep 05, 2024, 9:00 AM – Sep 06, 2024, 4:30 PM
    UNSW - Sydney, UNSW - Sydney Tyree Energy Technology Building, LG03 Michael Hintze Theatre Sydney NSW 2052 Australia
    Sep 05, 2024, 9:00 AM – Sep 06, 2024, 4:30 PM
    UNSW - Sydney, UNSW - Sydney Tyree Energy Technology Building, LG03 Michael Hintze Theatre Sydney NSW 2052 Australia
    Join Lynne this September in Sydney, Australia to learn her proven framework, The 4 Pillars of Donor Relations, as well as key strategies around behavior-based based donor relations, and trends and best practices for writing for donor relations.
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  • Maximizing Donor Loyalty: Strategies, Models, and Success Stories
    Maximizing Donor Loyalty: Strategies, Models, and Success Stories
    Tue, Sep 10
    Webinar | $60
    Sep 10, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT
    Webinar | $60
    Sep 10, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT
    Webinar | $60
    In this webinar, we'll walk you through building a loyal donor program, including identifying the right model for you, the accompanying data requirements, designing and implementing compelling collateral and visual assets, and project management and timelines to get you from concept to launch!
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  • Unlocking Donor Insights: Donor Surveying Big and Small
    Unlocking Donor Insights: Donor Surveying Big and Small
    Tue, Sep 24
    Webinar | $60
    Sep 24, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT
    Webinar | $60
    Sep 24, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT
    Webinar | $60
    This webinar will give you a comprehensive overview of donor surveys—including different survey types and techniques to gather donor feedback. Join us to learn how to create effective surveys and when and how to use surveys to deepen your understanding of donor preferences and motivations.
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  • What's in a Name? A Toolkit to Guide Your Naming Program
    What's in a Name? A Toolkit to Guide Your Naming Program
    Tue, Oct 08
    Webinar | $60
    Oct 08, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT
    Webinar | $60
    Oct 08, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT
    Webinar | $60
    Join us for a toolkit to guide your naming program! You'll learn how to develop and document your naming opportunity inventory, navigate complex internal review and approval processes, and ultimately ensure a balance between your donors' desires and your institution's long-term goals.
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  • The 4 Pillars Conference Boston
    The 4 Pillars Conference Boston
    Mon, Oct 28
    Simmons University
    Oct 28, 2024, 9:00 AM – Oct 30, 2024, 12:00 PM
    Simmons University, Linda K. Paresky Conference Center 300 Fenway, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Oct 28, 2024, 9:00 AM – Oct 30, 2024, 12:00 PM
    Simmons University, Linda K. Paresky Conference Center 300 Fenway, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Get ready for three days of insights, strategies, and best practices that will teach you how to take your donor relations to the next level! Join us in Boston on October 28-30 to learn our proven strategies for donor relations success.
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  • First and Last Impressions: Donor Engagement Spanning your Campaign
    First and Last Impressions: Donor Engagement Spanning your Campaign
    Tue, Oct 29
    Webinar | $60
    Oct 29, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT
    Webinar | $60
    Oct 29, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT
    Webinar | $60
    In this webinar, you'll learn how to develop robust campaign recognition programs encompassing the entire campaign lifecycle, from pre-launch preparations to post-campaign celebrations. We'll share key impact communications, special events, and recognition initiatives to engage donors at all levels.
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  • Customized Top Donor Engagement Plans: Strategies to Get You from Design to Implementation
    Customized Top Donor Engagement Plans: Strategies to Get You from Design to Implementation
    Tue, Nov 12
    Webinar | $60
    Nov 12, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST
    Webinar | $60
    Nov 12, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST
    Webinar | $60
    Learn how to design and implement top donor engagement plans that will delight your most generous supporters and drive your mission forward. In this webinar, we'll share powerful engagement opportunities that are efficient, scalable, budget-friendly, and centered on impact and storytelling.
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  • Level Up Your Fundraising: Exploring the Power of Gamification in Donor Relations
    Level Up Your Fundraising: Exploring the Power of Gamification in Donor Relations
    Tue, Nov 19
    Webinar | $60
    Nov 19, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST
    Webinar | $60
    Nov 19, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST
    Webinar | $60
    In this innovative hour, we'll dive into gamification in fundraising and donor relations. Learn how to turn your fundraising and engagement campaigns into immersive, interactive experiences that captivate donors.
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  • Navigating Change with Confidence: Strategies for Effective Change Management and Resilience
    Navigating Change with Confidence: Strategies for Effective Change Management and Resilience
    Tue, Dec 10
    Webinar | $60
    Dec 10, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST
    Webinar | $60
    Dec 10, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST
    Webinar | $60
    Join us to learn proven techniques in change management, problem-solving, and building resilience during challenges. Learn how to enhance your personal and professional agility and gain insights into developing the mindset and skills needed to bounce back from setbacks.
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  • Developing Metrics for Effective Donor Engagement
    Developing Metrics for Effective Donor Engagement
    Tue, Dec 17
    Webinar | $60
    Dec 17, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST
    Webinar | $60
    Dec 17, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST
    Webinar | $60
    Join us for a powerhouse hour that will inspire you to elevate your donor relations programs by strategically using metrics and key performance indicators (KPIs). We'll teach you how to measure the effectiveness of your donor relations initiatives and use those insights for continuous improvement.
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