Free Educational Webinar
One of the most uncomfortable parts of fundraising is asking for money. Join Kelly Medwick, Firespring’s chief business development officer, to learn how to overcome the challenges of asking for fundraising dollars.
In this session, we’ll cover why it’s difficult to ask, common mistakes and assumptions made during the process and how to turn this around with 6 simple action steps.
Kelly will help you overcome barriers and show how you can fully understand the power of your network. You’ll leave this webinar with for-profit strategies to make your next ‘ask’ a walk in the park.
Discover how to:
- Identify an opportunity through research and collaboration.
- Illustrate your supporter’s impact to secure an initial meeting.
- Share how potential donors can play a role in your important work.
- Resolve concerns and move to close.
About the presenter
Kiersten Hill is a Nebraska-native born and raised in North Platte. She graduated from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. With almost two decades in nonprofit management and fundraising, she has raised over $20 million for Nebraska nonprofit organizations and worked to better train and equip nonprofit leaders and boards of directors.
Kiersten has served on the board for a number of organizations including: Lincoln Downtown Rotary #14, Girl Scouts Goldenrod Council and the Seward Country Club. She’s a leadership junky and graduate of Leadership Hastings, Leadership Nebraska and Leadership Lincoln. She was a Midland’s Business Journal 40 Under 40 award winner and was recognized as the 2013 Lincoln Nonprofit Executive of the Year. She frequently speaks to nonprofit groups and other organizations about fundraising, board development and organizational change. Kiersten, her husband Chad and their thirteen-year-old son Cooper live in Seward, Nebraska, with two large dogs and one tiny cat. She has a passion for Lincoln, networking, fundraising and nonprofit organizations.