Stewardship and Donor Relations
Loyal donors are essential to a healthy fundraising pipeline, but how do you reduce attrition and build loyalty? Stewardship and donor relations are key to getting donors to give again. And again.
Join us in this first online CASE Stewardship and Donor Relations event, network with your peers, hear inspirational case studies and research, ask questions of a panel of experts, and join roundtable discussions on a variety of topics. An online opportunity to implement real world changes at your institution.
Benefits of Attending
Whether you're starting from scratch or reviewing and developing your existing activities, attend this seminar to:
Discover some of the fundamentals of the elements of a successful stewardship programme;
Hear practical tips from your peers on different approaches to stewarding donors in roundtable discussions;
Network virtually with your peers about how stewardship is implemented and delivered at other charities and educational institutions and what results have been achieved;
Learn about new or innovative ways of doing more with less
Who should attend?
This seminar is suitable for everyone involved in stewardship and donor relations programmes in charities and higher education institutions.
Meet your co-chairs
A past finalist with the Chartered Institute of Chartered Accountants and with a master's degree in enterprise management, Linda has worked in the education sector since 1992. After heading up the Development Services team at Durham University since 2010 and supporting the growth of cash income from £3M to almost £12M per year, Linda was appointed as Head of Development Operations and Insight at Nottingham Trent University in 2019. Linda has responsibility for database management, data and gift processing, reporting, stewardship, and prospect research.
Gemma Wicks is the Head of Fundraising and Communications at the RCN Foundation, leading their communications and fundraising programmes to enable the organisation to fulfil its purpose of supporting and strengthening nursing to improve the health and wellbeing of the public.
Prior to this, Gemma was Head of Supporter Engagement at Imperial College London, leading their strategic development events, development communications and donor relations teams and programmes. Gemma was the first Director of Development at Bancroft’s School from 2012-2016, raising more than £2M to support means-tested scholarships for the Bancroft’s Foundation. Gemma has more than fifteen years’ experience in educational fundraising; having also developed and delivered strategic stewardship, events and communications programmes and initiatives at various higher-education organisations including LBS, LSE and the University of Birmingham.