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Donor Participation Project

Donor Participation Project

The Donor Participation Project (DPP) convenes fundraising professionals who:

  • Are concerned about the nationwide decline in donor participation (20 million US households lost between 2000-2016).
  • Believe this can be solved by changing our fundraising practices and want to learn from peers who are moving the participation needle.

To that end, we meet monthly for a Lunch Analysis session:

  • A 45-minute meeting that is a part book club, part scholarly discussion, part brainstorming session, and part support group. Each Lunch Analysis covers a specific topic in donor participation and has required reading and discussion.

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Upcoming Sessions

  • 12/14/2022 Strategies for the Startup Development Office with Heather Thompson, CDO at Norwescap
  • 1/18/2023 Innovation for Advancement Teams with Rod Githens and Mindy Danovaro
  • 2/15/2023 What to Ask When Hiring a Consultant with Anne Murphy and Julie Knight
  • 3/15/2023 Lunch Analysis on Planned Giving with Ann Kolakowski, CAP®, CFRE
  • 4/12/2023 Lunch Analysis with Juan Mones, Head of Global Fundraising Innovation, UNICEF
  • 5/17/2023 Lunch Analysis with Woodrow Rosenbaum, Chief Data Officer at GivingTuesday
  • 6/14/2023 Growing Fundraising through Innovation at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology with Sean Scanlon
  • 7/19/2023 Building an Operating System for your Fundraising Shop with Mike Duerksen
  • 8/16/2023 Q&A on Twilio’s State of Nonprofit Digital Engagement Report 2022 with Jacob Talbot

Past sessions

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