Designed to “End the Suffering About Money” and Build a Base of Individual Donors

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October 21, 2020 | 2:00 p.m. Eastern | 11:00 a.m. Pacific (1.5 hours)
A NAGC Member-only event - 2 Part event, read below for more information!

Presentation Description

Founded in 2011 with a budget of $300,000, Imagine, A Center for Coping with Loss now has a budget of $1.4 million with over 65% of our revenue coming from individual donors. We focus the majority of our development efforts on a mission-driven fundraising philosophy focused on educating and inspiring individual donors and raising sustainable funding through our multi-year individual giving program and major gifts.

Part One of this webinar is attending an Imagine a World tour, a moving, inspiring, and educational one-hour information session about our mission and our programs. These tours offered three times a month at Imagine form the foundation of our individual giving program with over 300 guests attending every year.  Join us for a tour HERE reserved just for NAGC members and then attend Part-Two on October 21 from 2 PM – 3:30 PM. 

Upon leaving this webinar participants will understand the essential steps to building and growing a base of individual donors, telling the story of their vision and mission, diversifying revenue streams, and ending the cycle of suffering about money created by a dependence on special events and grants. While other nonprofits continue to complain about their lack of resources, you can confidently say “We’ve handled that!”

About the Presenter

Mary Robinson, MA, CT, is the Executive Director of Imagine, A Center for Coping with Loss located in Mountainside, NJ and the Founder and former Executive Director of Good Grief located in Morristown. She has over 35 years of business, management, technical, and training expertise in both the corporate and nonprofit sectors.  Leaving the corporate world in 1997 to volunteer and work full-time in the field of children’s grief support, Ms. Robinson is committed to creating communities where children coping with loss get the support they need to thrive, be resilient and grow up emotionally healthy.   Working and volunteering in the field of children’s grief support grew out of Mary’s own personal experience of loss as a child.  Her commitment is to ensure that no child grieves alone and that children in grief grow up emotional healthy, resilient and able to lead meaningful and productive lives.  

Mary has a BA in English, an MA in Applied Psychoanalysis and is a Certified Thanatologist.  She is a member of the Association for Death Education and Counseling and the National Alliance for Grieving Children, and serves as President of the Board of Trustees of the Academy of Clinical and Applied Psychoanalysis.  

Prior to working in the field of children's grief support Mary spent 14 years at Prudential Financial, first as a System Analyst and then for five years worked in Corporate Community Relations where she managed the company's volunteer programs and helped give money to nonprofits as Chair of the Employee Grant Making Committee for the Prudential Foundation.

Continuing Education credit is not available