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2023 RNL National Donor Engagement Workshop


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Here are the presentations from the 2023 RNL National Donor Engagement Workshop, along with related resources from RNL. You can also ask for a complimentary consultation with our fundraising experts to discuss your strategies.

Mark your Calendar!

The next RNL National Donor Engagement Workshop will be held, tentatively, July 23-25, 2024 at the Gaylord Texan in Dallas.

Don’t miss our webinar on Leadership Giving

Be sure to register for our webinar, How to Transform Leadership Gift Outreach, where we will explore our breakthrough solution for cultivating big gifts. Or learn more about RNL Leadership Giving and ask for a walkthrough with an RNL expert.

Attendee Directory

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Presentation Slides

Wednesday, July 26

FY23 Fundraising Year in Review and Predictions for FY24 | Download

  • Greta Daniels, CFRE, and Brian Gawor, CFRE

Accelerating Your Donor Pipeline Through Sustainable Fundraising Practices | Download

  • Greta Daniels, CFRE and Sarah Myksin

The Future of Omnichannel Donor Engagement | Download

  • Nicole Allen Cook, Director, Donor Participation and Marketing Strategy, Cornell University
  • Howard Heevner, Executive Director of Annual Programs, University of California, Berkeley
  • Erick Weber, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Annual Giving, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Meg Ackerson, Associate Vice President for Strategic Engagement, Oklahoma State University
  • Moderator: Autumn Horton, Senior Consultant, RNL

RNL360 Unpacked: What You Need to Know About Your Donors in Order to Succeed | Download

  • Sarah Kleeberger, Senior Vice President

Trends in Donor Acquisition and Giving | Download

  • Heather Kopec, Assistant Vice President, Philanthropic Giving and Digital Engagement, University of Miami
  • Becca Widmer, Senior Consultant, RNL

Trends in Grateful Patient Fundraising | Download

  • Linda Infranco, Executive Director, Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation
  • Justin Marquart, Vice President and Consultant, RNL
  • Nicole Pratapas, Vice Chancellor Advancement Washington State University Spokane Health Science
  • Mike Pratapas, Executive Director of Philanthropic Gifts at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Trends in Boosting Leadership or Mid-Level Giving | Download

  • Brittany Kicklighter, CFRE, Development Officer, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • Sharon Horinka, Associate Director of Annual Giving and Donor Experience, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • Nick Herman, Vice President and Consultant, RNL
  • Kathleen Howley, Senior Consultant, RNL

Smart Identification and Qualification of Major and Planned Gift Prospects | Download

  • Lindsay Hora, Senior Director of Development, Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University
  • Anne Rawlins, Senior Director of Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving, Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University
  • Scott Kruger, Vice President and Consultant, RNL

Leveraging Your Volunteers: Activating, Motivating, and Containing Your Boards | Download

  • Dayna Carpenter, Vice President and Consultant, RNL
  • Gabbie Kulcsar, Executive Director of Annual Giving Programs, US Naval Academy Alumni Association and Foundation
  • Dan Quattrini, Director, Class Legacy Gifts, US Naval Academy Alumni Association and Foundation

How to Turn Your Digital Engagement Center Into a Leadership and Major Gift Pipeline Engine | Download

  • Sarah Patterson Glitsch, Associate Vice President, Client Success, RNL
  • Stephen Sullivan, Director, Leadership Annual Giving & Special Projects, Baylor University
  • Rachel Bay, Assistant Director of Leadership Annual Giving, Baylor University

RNL Leadership Giving Demonstration | Download

  • Sean Shaikun and Sarah Patterson Glitsch, RNL

Thursday, July 27

The Future of Giving Days | Download

  • Kristen Shipp, Executive Director, Annual Giving, West Virginia University
  • Brittany Hanson, Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving, University of Sioux Falls
  • Spencer Farrin, Director, Annual Giving, Washington State University
  • Moderator: Brian Gawor, CFRE, Vice President for Research, RNL

Please note that all presentations are provided for your personal use and reference. RNL is happy to talk with you about co-presenting at professional conferences or crafting a presentation for your team. All material in these presentations, including text and images, is the property of RNL. Permission is required to reproduce information.

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