Tell Stories Like a Pro

In today’s factoid-fatigued world, stories are indispensable to the success of non-profits and their fundraisers. Learn from a true master, how to use the art of storytelling to inspire donors and prospects to laugh, cry and otherwise emotionally bond with your non-profit. Kent Hance, over a remarkable career as lawyer, U.S. Congressman and Texas Tech University System Chancellor has amassed a treasure chest of delectable stories which are now featured in his podcast series, The Best Storyteller in Texas. Join us so you can more effectively embrace storytelling skills to advance your nonprofit’s noble mission and strengthen relationships with donors.

More Effective Fundraising

Ellen Bristol, President, Bristol Strategy, is a self-described “nut for metrics and a performance-management geek.” After graduating from a distinguished sales career in corporate America, Ellen began to consult with non-profits, and in the process discovered a pronounced lack of attention to managing the productivity of the fundraising effort. Her Leaky Bucket Assessment for Effective Fundraising, an online method for evaluating staff fundraising productivity, now boasts more than 1,500 responses, proving her suspicions — with global averages showing too many non-profits are missing the productivity paradigm. Join our learning community, as Ellen shares her treasure chest of insights and practical steps so your non-profit can measure, monitor and move to greater productivity, money and impact.

More Effective Fundraising

Ellen Bristol, President, Bristol Strategy Group, is a self-described “nut for metrics and a performance-management geek.” After graduating from a distinguished sales career in corporate America, Ellen began to consult with non-profits, and in the process discovered a pronounced lack of attention to managing the productivity of the fundraising effort. Her Leaky Bucket Assessment for Effective Fundraising, an online method for evaluating staff fundraising productivity, now boasts more than 1,500 responses, proving her suspicions — with global averages showing too many non-profits are missing the productivity paradigm. Join our learning community, as Ellen shares her treasure chest of insights and practical steps so your non-profit can measure, monitor and move to greater productivity, money and impact.

Political vs. Charitable

How are political and charitable fundraising similar, and how are they different? A panel of leaders distinguished in both fundraising arenas will help us explore this question. Panelists include: The Hon. Charles Gonzalez, D- 20th U.S. Congressional District of Texas, 1999 to 2013, previously Bench of Texas’ 57th District Court from 1988 – 1997; The Hon. Kent Hance, D/R – 19th U.S. Congressional District of Texas, 1979 to 1985, previously Texas State Senate, Texas Railroad Commissioner, followed by Chancellor, Texas Tech University System, 2006 – 2014; Marv LeRoy, Clifton Town Supervisor, R-New York, 1992 to 2000, Founder, Institute for Philanthropic Excellence. Since 2015, he has quickly built a national network of more than 40 associates who have supported the success of more than 100 non-profits and is fast approaching the half-billion-dollar personal benchmark in funds raised; Barbara Radnofsky, Principal, Radnofsky Mediation Services, 2006 Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate from Texas, 2010 Democratic nominee for Texas Attorney, leadership roles in several non-profits including co-founder of the Houston chapter of the National Association of Urban Debate Leagues. Join our learning community as we dig in and compare and contrast discovery, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship in political and charitable fundraising.