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March Chapter Meeting -- Overcoming Obstacles to Launch Your Program
Join us Friday, March 28 for the first of three Nashville AFP chapter luncheons focused on major gifts. We'll begin at 11:30 a.m. at CNM (37 Peabody Street). Make your reservation here. Our speaker will be Roy C. Jones, CFRE, who has more than 25 years of marketing, fundraising and development experience. According to Roy, often times development departments procrastinate major gift planning and fundraising for one of two reasons: They don’t think they have the staff who can deliver the desired results; and they don’t think their current donor file supports the financial targets they want to achieve.
Learn from Roy how to debunk those two perceived obstacles. Roy will also share how to implement the fundamentals of relationship-based major gift strategies from the identification stage through stewardship. Come and empower your organization and your team (of one, or many) with practical tools and knowledge that will propel your major gift program.
About Roy Jones, CFRE
Roy Jones has more than 25 years of marketing, fundraising and development experience. He published an award winning book on major gift development in 2013 called: Rainmaking – The Fundraiser’s Guide To Landing Big Gifts. In addition to consulting professionally with some of the nation’s top human service charities, Jones volunteers with many local charities and non-profits in his community.
Roy served from 2010 – 2012 as an Account Director at the Russ Reid agency in Pasadena, California, the largest fundraising agency in the world serving non-profit organizations to “help them grow beyond”. Russ Reid is an industry leader in fundraising direct response programs, direct response television and radio, and is at the forefront of utilizing digital media to create fully integrated marketing plans. The agency raises over $2 million a day for over 200 clients including World Vision, St. Jude Children’s Cancer Research Hospital, Operation Smile and network programs serving scores of food banks, homeless shelters and rescue missions nationwide. Jones presently serves as a development advisor to Russ Reid.
From 2005 to 2010 Roy Jones served as the chief development officer at America’s largest Christian school, Liberty University. Mr. Jones headed the team that provided direct mail, major giving and estate planning programs for the seven colleges in the University system. In the 1990′s Jones served as Vice President of Development at U.S.A. Direct where he oversaw fundraising programs which helped raise more than $100 million annually for several national organizations and political campaigns. He has also served as a Vice President of Development at both World Help and at the Cancer Recovery Foundation.
Jones began his career in fundraising and marketing in the political campaign arena in the 1980′s. He assisted organizations in Washington, D.C. with fundraising and development, managed two successful Congressional campaigns and served on the staff of President George H. Bush and the Bush-Quayle Presidential campaign. In 1990, he worked internationally for a victorious presidential campaign in Guatemala and conducted training schools on voter contact and grassroots organizing for President Lech Walensa of Poland and his political party, Solidarity.
Roy Jones holds two degrees from Liberty University, a B.S. in Political Science and a Masters degree in Business Leadership. He is certified by CFRE International as a Certified Fund Raising Executive and a member of the Association of Fund Raising Professionals (AFP) and the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).
He and his wife, Melinda, have 3 sons: Jesse (30), Nathan (28) and Grant (21). Roy and Melinda have been married for 33 years and are now the proud grandparents of Jackson, Mackenzie and Madilyn. In addition, to writing and speaking on fundraising, Jones is an accomplished blues guitar player who has studied under Anthony Marinelli in Pasadena, California. To learn more about Roy, please visit www.RoyJonesReports.com.
Next Webinar: The Shifting World of Business and Community
Join us at Second Harvest Food Bank for our next webinar on Wednesday, March 26. The webinar is from 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. and you are welcome to bring a lunch. Make your reservation here. Jocelyn Daw will share how the world of corporate fundraising has become increasingly complex and extremely competitive. And yet, true corporate partnerships can deliver significant value that goes well beyond a traditional donation.
How can your organization build its brand to rise above the seas of ribbons, donations and calls to action? How do you build deeper corporate relationships to deliver business and social return and ultimately stand the test of time? Learn about the shifting expectations of business, the need for outcomes and the innovative strategies and tactics that build meaningful partnerships, deliver tangible business and community results and inspire action among key stakeholders.
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