After six years, the planMGO 4-Day Master Gift Officer Immersion continues to improve and enable more and more advancement professional to achieve new levels of performance with ease and confidence. The following comments from participants of this past (sold out) April session speak to the effectiveness of addressing the role of human behavior of both the gift officer and the donor. This, plus the integration of “how-to” tactics, practice and stories make for a winning training strategy.
If you want to take your fundraising skills to the next level, then planMGO is the way to do it. I learned things about myself that will be invaluable to my fundraising career. I also learned how to efficiently and strategically work the process and, most importantly, how to MAKE THE ASK! I feel empowered and ready to go raise more money for my nonprofit.
Kudos to you and Diane for putting together a marvelous session. I want to share that I have been smiling like crazy, pumping the endorphins into my system. That tip, alone, was worth the tuition! I used it last night on my way to my final interview for a new position. I had dinner with the search committee — and by the end of the dinner, I had CLOSED THE DEAL. They didn’t know what hit them. I’m going to make a nameplate for my (new) desk that says “The Closer.” I needed confidence. You provided it. Now I am going to go raise TONS of money as the new President & CEO of the Cape and Islands United Way. Thank you both!Barbara Milligan, President & CEO, Highfield Hall & Gardens…soon to be President & CEO, Cape and Islands United Way, MA
I left an intense four-day weekend feeling both further equipped and really inspired. I couldn’t wait to get back so I could start using the actual things that I had both learned and practiced across the weekend. It felt like a really good use of limited training dollars. Sara Gibson, Chief Development and Communications Officer, Miriam’s Kitchen, Washington, DC
The conference exceeded my expectations. I appreciate that it incorporated information about personality and demeanor in addition to helpful strategy about building relationships that will lead to meaningful gifts. I have already recommended the conference to several colleagues. Andrea Diehl, Philanthropy Officer , Hazelden Foundation, MN
How wonderful to attend a conference that hammers home the key elements of the work we must do as MGO’s. Devoting particular sessions that break down rapport building, making the ask, and understanding, using DISC, who is across the table, were especially meaningful to me. Sharing the weekend with amazing peers and extraordinary program leaders was terrific. The work with listening skills and the recognition that “donors leave clues” was an “ah ha” moment too. The four day format created a “retreat” environment allowing for mental detachment from the office and increased receptivity of conference material. I left feeling refreshed and recharged…ready to approach my work with newly informed perspectives. Thank you! Jo-Ann Lovejoy, Major Gift Officer, Middlesex School, MA
planMGO is just one way Copley Raff Inc. can provide focus, accountability, creativity and success to your advancement program. We welcome the opportunity to participate when you are vetting consulting firms for your next campaign plan or campaign ($250+ mm – $4 mm), strategic plan, board training, executive search or direct mail initiative.