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Upcoming Events

Our calendar is filled with opportunities for you to join us online and in person. Check out where and how you can connect with our team and the global DRG community. More dates and events will be added throughout the year:

  • The 4 Pillars Conference Atlanta
    The 4 Pillars Conference Atlanta
    Mon, Apr 22
    Emory University
    Apr 22, 2024, 9:00 AM – Apr 24, 2024, 12:00 PM
    Emory University, Miller-Ward Alumni House, 815 Houston Mill Rd NE Atlanta, GA 30329
    Apr 22, 2024, 9:00 AM – Apr 24, 2024, 12:00 PM
    Emory University, Miller-Ward Alumni House, 815 Houston Mill Rd NE Atlanta, GA 30329
    Our team has developed a brand new conference focused on strategies, trends, and best practices in donor communications, behavior-based donor relations, fund management, and donor events. Join us in Atlanta April 22-24 to learn how to revolutionize your approach to donor relations!
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  • Working With Beneficiaries to Make Impact Seamless and Inclusive For All
    Working With Beneficiaries to Make Impact Seamless and Inclusive For All
    Thu, May 02
    Webinar | $60
    May 02, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT
    Webinar | $60
    May 02, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT
    Webinar | $60
    In this webinar, you'll learn how to respectfully engage beneficiaries and craft impact reports and stories that address the donor's needs and celebrate the potential of every individual you serve.
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  • A Conversation About Nonprofit Communications with Ashley Budd
    A Conversation About Nonprofit Communications with Ashley Budd
    Tue, May 07
    Free Webinar
    May 07, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    Free Webinar
    May 07, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    Free Webinar
    Join us for an enlightening conversation with Lynne Wester and Cornell University's marketing virtuoso, Ashley Budd, as they discuss nonprofit communications, working with organizational communications teams, crafting compelling email messages that resonate, and more!
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  • Tools and Methodologies to Gather Beneficiary Information for Donors
    Tools and Methodologies to Gather Beneficiary Information for Donors
    Thu, May 09
    Webinar | $60
    May 09, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT
    Webinar | $60
    May 09, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT
    Webinar | $60
    This webinar is designed to equip you with the tools and methodologies that not only streamline the process of gathering crucial beneficiary information, but also amplify the emotional resonance of your donor communications.
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  • 8 Key Components of Crafting Powerful Donor Reports: A Comprehensive Guide
    8 Key Components of Crafting Powerful Donor Reports: A Comprehensive Guide
    Tue, May 14
    Webinar | $60
    May 14, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT
    Webinar | $60
    May 14, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT
    Webinar | $60
    Did you know there are eight key components every impactful donor report should have? In this webinar, we'll share all of them, as well as proven data collection methods, customizable templates, and strategies for tailoring your reports to your audience while ensuring scalability.
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  • Development Officers & Donor Relations: Sustainable Gift Agreement Partnerships
    Development Officers & Donor Relations: Sustainable Gift Agreement Partnerships
    Tue, May 21
    Webinar | $60
    May 21, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT
    Webinar | $60
    May 21, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT
    Webinar | $60
    Learn how to create consistency in donor gift agreements, implement standardized language, and best practices for stewardship and recognition promises or donor deliverables. Discover sample restriction language, tiering methods, and tips on how to align fundraising goals and donor deliverables.
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  • Working With Beneficiaries You Have No Authority Over - Profs, Docs, Admins and More!
    Working With Beneficiaries You Have No Authority Over - Profs, Docs, Admins and More!
    Thu, May 23
    Webinar | $60
    May 23, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT
    Webinar | $60
    May 23, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT
    Webinar | $60
    This webinar addresses the nuanced art of influencing without authority and fostering collaborative relationships that lead to meaningful impact. You will learn techniques and strategies for building trust and rapport, and influencing high-level professionals.
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  • Translating Overly Complex and Erudite Information Into Readable Donor Content
    Translating Overly Complex and Erudite Information Into Readable Donor Content
    Thu, May 30
    Webinar | $60
    May 30, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT
    Webinar | $60
    May 30, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT
    Webinar | $60
    This webinar will discuss the challenges of breaking down complex information into engaging, donor-friendly narratives. You will learn how to tailor your message to resonate with donors, employ storytelling techniques to transform complex concepts into compelling narratives, and more.
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  • Mastering Digital Impact Storytelling: Engage, Inspire, and Amplify Your Cause
    Mastering Digital Impact Storytelling: Engage, Inspire, and Amplify Your Cause
    Tue, Jun 11
    Webinar | $60
    Jun 11, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT
    Webinar | $60
    Jun 11, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT
    Webinar | $60
    This webinar will teach you how to create compelling stories that drive meaningful change. You'll learn how to track and evaluate the success of your digital storytelling efforts, use analytics to refine your strategy and maximize your reach, and implement the "CORE" approach when creating content.
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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, Law Building (F8) GO2 , University Mall, UNSW Sydney, Kensington NSW 2052, Australia
    Sep 05, 2024, 9:00 AM – Sep 06, 2024, 4:30 PM
    UNSW - Sydney, Law Building (F8) GO2 , University Mall, UNSW Sydney, Kensington 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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