COVID-19 - Changes to Fundraising, Event Planning and Donor Engagement with Special Guests
Responding to requests from the previous Fundraising MV meeting, we have invited two special guests to help you navigate your fundraising events in the new world of COVID-19.
Our guests are event planning expert Barbara O'Reilly, CFRE, and Principal, Windmill Hill Consulting, to review how you can strengthen your fundraising amid chaos and, Christina Taylor founder, President and CEO of TaylorMade Experience to talk about what this new world of fundraising events may look like. The discussions will include:
- Describing the philanthropic trends from past economic emergencies
- Redefine your case for support in the context of this current pandemic
- Recalibrate your fundraising strategy based on lessons learned from organizations that weathered the past economic emergencies
- The role your Board can and should play
- Summer Events -evaluating the safety of your event, canceling your event, event alternatives.
- Collaborative ideas to encourage Islanders to give and 'pay it forward.'
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About our guests:
Barbara O’Reilly, CFRE brings to her clients more than twenty-five years of annual fund, major gifts, and campaign fundraising experience at major non-profit organizations including Harvard University, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Oxford University in England, and the American Red Cross. Her firm, Windmill Hill Consulting, helps non-profit organizations of all sizes cut through the noise and develop a profitable fundraising strategy that focuses on the resources, skills and tactics they need to build more effective donor relationships and catapult their revenue.
Christina Taylor is founder, President and CEO of TaylorMade Experience. With more than two decades of experience in event production, fundraising and business management and a track record of creating value for her non-profit and corporate clients, Christina is passionate about helping organizations strategize, plan and succeed. She has a history of growing and leading a winning team of Wonder Women. Together they produce successful strategies and proposals and have raised millions of dollars through corporate sponsorships and fundraising events for over 100 clients over 12 years. With each gala, conference, golf tournament, celebration and event, her team patterns them to perfection, drawing on their combined expertise, energy and high standards. Christina believes every event deserves the same enthusiasm and professionalism, regardless of size and/or budget. For all of TME’s clients, the team identifies and embraces new challenges and opportunities which lead them to higher performance levels and greater visibility for the events they produce.
In 2017, Christina joined the Board of Directors for Community Bridges, an organization that mentors young girls in Maryland to become leaders in their community. Annually the TME team volunteers their time and talent to the Girl Legacy Gala benefitting Community Bridges.
When not running to and fro, Christina enjoys spending time with her 4 year old daughter, jewelry design/crafting, traveling and coming up with her next business idea. Coming in 2020 is the latest of her ventures, So So Sweets, named after Sofia’s nickname SoSo and Christina’s desire to have a mobile sweets business serving high quality, delicious treats at social events, public events, client and employee appreciation events. Stay tuned!
Christina lives with her husband, Jose and daughter, Sofia in Bethesda, Maryland.
If you are unable to attend, information from the event will be posted on the Fundraising MV discussion board.