Developing And Maintaining Long-Distance Donor Relationships—Across Town or Across the Country

Thursday, February 24, 2022

Virtual Program
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET

The “typical” ways to keep donors engaged have changed in the last two years, moving from an assumption of in-person contact, to the early jittery days of socially distanced Zoom and Facetime calls, to a developing new ways of working with donors today.

Our panel of experts will help you navigate this “next normal” in funder relationships, including a discussion of what has changed and what has not, how to most effectively use virtual engagement tools, and why you may still want to get on a plane or drive across town to meet a donor face to face.

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Jessica Ford
Director Of Development
College of Global Futures at Arizona State University

Throughout a fundraising career in higher education, hospitals, and cultural anchors, Jessica has used her skills in relationship building to successfully bring donors to support the mission of her organizations. In her current role, she is responsible for building and maintaining far-flung donor relationships for one of the newest units at Arizona State University.


Sam Smith, CFRE
Director Of Development
Sigma Chi Foundation

Sam has successfully cultivated donors in a variety of fields, including healthcare, research, and higher education. In his current position at the Sigma Chi Foundation, he builds and maintains relationships with donors around the world to support educational and leadership initiatives in support of Sigma Chi members of all ages across the United States and Canada.


Cost to Attend:
Non-Members: $20/person
AFP Members: $15/person


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