#43 | Why don't you join us in Philadelphia for How Fundraising Really Works?

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Chris Tomlin reached out to me several months ago to inquire how we might collaborate together. After sharing with him how I partner with local nonprofit organizations to host the How Fundraising Really Works roadshow around the country, he was ready to go. I’m especially grateful to Chris and his team at the YMCA of Greater Philadelphia who will be hosting our upcoming How Fundraising Really Works seminar on Friday, April 5th. 

In this quick podcast conversation, Chris shared with me what makes fundraising in Philadelphia different and the unique opportunity that the YMCA affords the philanthropic community. In more ways than one, Chris describes the YMCA as being all about community health and helping in ways that keep it vibrant.

Here’s some feedback from those who attended our seminar in Toronto last month. 

“I haven’t enjoyed a fundraising workshop as much as yours in many, many years!” — Maryann Kerr, CEO, The Medalist Group, Toronto, 2019

“Probably one of the best days of professional development I've experienced.” — Jack Silverstein, VP, Development at National Capital Region YMCA-YWCA, Ottawa, 2019

“I found the seminar fun, instructive, affirming and educational.” — Sue Ellen English, National Director, Development, Prison Fellowship Canada

If you're considering whether to join us for the How Fundraising Really Works in Philly, it's it important to understand that this is not your typical “Tips and Tricks” experience we've grown accustom to. Instead, we're going to confront the real reasons for why most fundraising strategies are designed to fail, challenge assumptions about how fundraising really works, and ensure that fundraising professionals know how to be recognized and admired for meaningful work. Anyone who isn’t thinking more critically about fundraising when they leave wasn’t paying attention.

For more information, go to lewisfundraising.com/events

Jason Lewis