An NFP "Think Tank" for Fundraising in the Future (Virtual)

Thursday, November 12, 2020 (9:00 AM - 10:00 AM) (CST)


Please join us as Brett Skeen, E.D. for the Edward Foundation, discusses challenges, offers case scenarios, and digs deeper into the obstacles and solutions of this changed environment for Not-For-Profits.

  • The role events can and should play in not-for-profit fundraising
  •  Key considerations to help optimize event success.
  • Cultivation of donors for long-term major gifts.
  • The role of staff vs. the role of the board in event fundraising.
  • The challenges of event fundraising during COVID-19. What have not-for-profits done to meet the challenge and how has the pandemic impacted how NFPs look at philanthropy 
  • What the future looks like for event fundraising post-COVID 

Brett Skeen is a nonprofit executive with more than 23 years’ experience in fundraising and development. He resides in Naperville and currently serves as the Executive Director of Edward Foundation. Skeen got his start in nonprofit work as a consultant directing capital and endowment campaigns with goals ranging from $1 million to $100 million. His experience spans successful fundraising initiatives for multiple nonprofit sectors including: healthcare, secondary education, religious denominations, professional associations, civic advocacy and higher education. Skeen’s work encompasses nonprofit management, appeals, events, campaigns, board development, strategic planning and marketing. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his children, Liam and Mackenzie, playing golf, watching soccer and listening to music.

A link to join will be sent 30 mins prior. 


Thursday, November 12, 2020 (9:00 AM - 10:00 AM) (CST)
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