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Upcoming events

june 12, 2020

webinar: Tips and Tricks to Increase Your Organization's Capacity During a National Crisis

Join Paul A. Dunne, CFRE, Senior Vice President of Catapult Fundraising for a webinar presented for the AFP Western Pennsylvania chapter jam packed with tips and tricks for increasing your organization's capacity during a time of crisis.

Paul's expertise in capacity building, database segmentation, digital & direct mail appeals, and solicitation strategy will leave you with new ideas for stewarding donors, acquiring new donors, and bringing lapsed donors back into the fold.

june 19, 2020

webinar: Pop goes development

Paul Dunne, CFRE will be hosting a 60 minute webinar for the AFP Western Pennsylvania chapter.

 

As development professionals, we are charged with the huge task of juggling many different segments of donor activities: major donors, direct mail, marketing, events, board relationships and even planned giving. Amidst the COVID-19 crisis, this presentation will help re-prioritize and give clarity to those individuals who always feel they are reacting instead of being proactive in their work to ensure the greatest return. 

september 17, 2020

AFP Shenandoah Valley Chapter Luncheon

Join us on September 17, 2020 at the AFP Shenandoah Valley Chapter Luncheon! 

 

Jeff Grandy, M.Ed, Associate Vice President of Catapult Fundraising, will present Establish, Grow or Reignite Gift Planning in Your Organization

Return to your organization equipped with the information needed to integrate gift planning strategies within the overall development structure. 

 

We look forward to seeing you there!

june 16, 2020

webinar: Your Annual Fund During a Worldwide Crisis – How Do We Get Back to Fundraising?

Join Anthony Alonso, president of Catapult Fundraising, for a free, 60-minute webinar presented for the AFP Western Maryland Chapter. This presentation will discuss the tools and techniques you should be using to communicate effectively with your donors and how the fundraising landscape has changed since the coronavirus pandemic. 

Other topics discussed will be the use of telephone outreach during this time of crisis and how to create a multi-channel strategy to incorporate email solicitations, direct mail, text to give, and social media.

july 15, 2020

webinar: Your Annual Fund During a Worldwide Crisis – How Do We Get Back to Fundraising?

Join Anthony Alonso, president of Catapult Fundraising, for a free, 60-minute webinar presented for the AFP Western North Carolina Chapter. This presentation will discuss the tools and techniques you should be using to communicate effectively with your donors and how the fundraising landscape has changed since the coronavirus pandemic. 

Other topics discussed will be the use of telephone outreach during this time of crisis and how to create a multi-channel strategy to incorporate email solicitations, direct mail, text to give, and social media.

November 19, 2020

AFP New Jersey 2020 Conference on Philanthropy

Anthony Alonso will be presenting Growing Your Legacy Society - Why Aren't We Asking? at the 2020 AFP New Jersey Virtual Conference on Philanthropy!

Learn how to identify your best planned giving prospects, solicit potential donors, and close the gift over the phone. Explore methods for how to make the ask using the mass communication instruments of mail, e-mail and telephone solicitation. This webinar will also provide strategy on the selection of donors for a planned giving direct marketing campaign.

june 17, 2020

webinar: Growing your legacy society - why aren't we asking?

Anthony Alonso will be hosting a 60 minute webinar for the AFP California Capital Chapter.

 

Learn how to identify your best planned giving prospects, solicit potential donors, and close the gift over the phone. Explore methods for how to make the ask using the mass communication instruments of mail, e-mail and telephone solicitation. This webinar will also provide strategy on the selection of donors for a planned giving direct marketing campaign.

august 26, 2020

webinar: pop goes development

Paul Dunne, CFRE will be hosting a 60 minute webinar for the AFP Greater Louisville Chapter "Virtual Luncheon".

 

As development professionals, we are charged with the huge task of juggling many different segments of donor activities: major donors, direct mail, marketing, events, board relationships and even planned giving. Amidst the COVID-19 crisis, this presentation will help re-prioritize and give clarity to those individuals who always feel they are reacting instead of being proactive in their work to ensure the greatest return. 

past events

May 27, 2020

WEBINAR:

how to keep fundraising during a long-term crisis!

Diane M. Carlson, Chairman of Catapult Fundraising, discusses how the current crisis is effecting non-profit organizations and their fundraising efforts. Diane provides attendees with ideas for fundraising during these challenging times and advice on solicitations, messaging, and ask strategies.

What the attendees thought:

  • ​This by far was the best webinar I've attended since working from home! I took nearly two and half pages of notes. THANK YOU

MAy 12, 2020

WEBINAR:

Managing the Ask...Essential Steps When Soliciting Major Donors

For more than 30 years, Diane M. Carlson has been helping her clients ask for and receive millions of dollars in support for their organizations. In this, 45 minute webinar presented for the AFP Coastal Georgia Chapter, Diane walks her audience through the process of managing the “ask”, starting with prospect identification and ending with how to handle saying “thank you”.

What AFP Coastal Georgia said:

  • Diane’s presentation on “Managing the Ask” was very thorough and covered all of the basic knowledge and tasks needed for working with major donors. She presented the steps and conveyed the process in a logical, easy-to-digest format. Our attendees were very engaged and appreciated her valuable advice!

May 27, 2020

WEBINAR:

developing impactful case statements

Paul A. Dunne, CFRE & Jeff Grandy, M.Ed discuss everything you need to know about writing the most effective case statement for your organization. 

 

This webinar outlines the key items to include in your case statement, discuss how to capture and incorporate compelling stories, and will provide you with direction to ensure this case statement plays a critical role in your organization's future success.

Attendees' response:

  • Great webinar! Very helpful! Thanks!

  • Thanks for your time and knowledge sharing!  

May 12, 2020

WEBINAR:

Pop Goes Development!

Paul A. Dunne, CFRE presented this webinar for the AFP Central Ohio Chapter.  As development professionals, we are charged with the huge task of juggling many different segments of donor activities: major donors, direct mail, marketing, events, board relationships and even planned giving. This presentation helps re-prioritize and give clarity to individuals who always feel they are reacting instead of being proactive in their work.

What the attendees thought:

  • Thank you for your time this morning on the webinar. I have many great takeaways from your presentation!

  • Thank you so much for your wonderful presentation this morning.  I found your speaking style so refreshing.

May 13, 2020

WEBINAR:

Your Annual Fund During a Worldwide Crisis – How Do We Get Back to Fundraising?

Anthony Alonso, president of Catapult Fundraising, presented this 60 minute webinar for the AFP Arkansas chapter virtual luncheon. This webinar discusses the tools and techniques you should be using to communicate effectively with your donors and how the fundraising landscape has changed since the coronavirus pandemic. 

What our attendees said:

  • Nice change of pace for COVID-19 related webinar - thanks!

  • Thanks for the expert information!

april 14, 2020

WEBINAR:

is planned giving the silver lining during times of crisis?

How will organizations be able to continue their missions during COVID-19 and after it passes? The answer is comprehensive planned giving programs to ensure long-term sustainability. Now is the time for organizations to invest more time and resources into planned giving programs than ever before. 

Anthony Alonso, President, and Jeff Grandy, Associate Vice President of Catapult Fundraising discuss the vital role planned giving will play in your organization's future success.

Words from our attendees:

  • This was one of the best webinars on planned giving -- thank you again!

  • Thank you for offering these webinars! Absolutely wonderful!

Latest News

key steps for soliciting major donors - an interview with Diane m. Carlson

"Just by belonging to your organization and agreeing to
a meeting, top prospects are signaling they may be
ready to make a major gift"

The Catapult Team celebrating celebrating National Philanthropy Day with the

AFP Las Vegas Chapter

The Key to a Donor’s Heart by

Paul A. Dunne, CFRE

"I often state that development work is like cranking a “Jack-In-The-Box.” You are working consistently, but your Executive Director, Board of Directors and even your development team, don’t immediately see the results. Most of the time it is just unseen work… until all of that cranking finally pays off."

Catapult attended the 2019 National Capital Gift Planning Council's Planned Giving Days conference.

 

Anthony R. Alonso, President of Catapult, presented Your Next Planned Gift is Just a Phone Call Away! 

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Maria Healy, Vice President for Client Services and Gwen Paxon, CFRE, Associate Vice President for Client Services representing Catapult at the 2019 AFP New Jersey Conference on Philanthropy.

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