Start Date: February 8, 2023
Start Time: 1:00 PM
End Date: February 10, 2023
End Time: 12:00 PM
Type: In Person
Address: Franklin Marriott
700 Cool Springs Blvd
Franklin, TN 37067
The independent school advancement office faces issues and challenges that are different from fundraisers in other fields. This workshop is designed intentionally for development officers, heads, and trustees of SAIS member schools to build their campaign knowledge base, network with peers, and find energy in new ideas.
Formulated for schools considering a capital campaign, the Winkler Group will lead this in-depth workshop to guide those ready to think about embarking on this critical step.
During this highly interactive workshop, participants will learn:
Teams are welcomed and encouraged to attend together. Having everyone on the same page when it comes to the mechanics of a campaign is quite helpful – including trustees. We will explore the roles of the head of school, the leadership team, and the board of trustees. All roles will be actively involved in discussions.
Jim BushPrincipal & President, Winkler Group
Jim Bush has been a development professional and fundraising consultant for more than 30 years. Recognized as an expert in his field, he’s helped small and large nonprofits alike raise more than $300 million through major and capital campaigns, annual fund programs, and planned giving campaigns. He has led many campaigns for independent schools.
In his role with the Winkler Group, Jim oversees the progression of all independent school projects. Prior to joining the Winkler Group, he was an enterprise business architect at Blackbaud, where he served as counsel to universities including the Texas and Michigan State University Systems.
Jim is a noted lecturer, trainer, and teacher. He has presented at more than 50 national and international fundraising conferences and has been named the top speaker six times. His articles on fundraising have been published in leading nonprofit journals.
Jim holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and public administration from Elon University as well as a certificate in nonprofit management from Duke University.
Jessica BrowningPrincipal, Executive Vice President, Winkler Group
Jessica Browning brings more than 25 years of nonprofit marketing and development experience to Winkler Group clients. As principal and executive vice president of the Winkler Group, Jessica helps oversee the firm’s operations and services.
An expert in donor communications, Jessica has received awards including the CASE Circle of Excellence award for her writing. She has written case statements and fundraising materials for more than 150 universities, independent schools, cultural organizations, and nonprofits. Jessica’s marketing strategies and comprehensive fundraising materials have transformed clients’ giving programs. The most recent capital campaign Jessica led exceeded its original goal by 60 percent.
Jessica received a B.A. from Duke University as well as an M.A. and M.B.A. from the College of William and Mary. She served on the Editorial Review Board for Giving USA and is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. She also serves on the board of One80 Place.
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