Session 1D - Creating Our Own Stewardship Pipeline

Monday September 30th, 2013
11:05 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.

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Come see how CHOP's small shop is finding fresh and inventive ways of growing their stewardship opportunities and becoming fiscally responsible all at once while still tackling the important day to day DR office tasks. During this interactive one hour session, Jerisha and Kate will share their secrets for defining a more robust program. They live for LOW COST, MINIMAL WORK, BIG RESULTS projects.

Come prepared to share with the group what you’re doing and how. There will be a "Best in Show" competition. Share your inventive stewardship idea and hopefully you'll win a prize!

Expertise Level: Suitable for all levels
Shop Size: Suitable for any size shop
Subject Focus: Stewardship

Speaker Bio:
Kate Lucas
Kate Lucas is the donor relations coordinator at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Foundation and has worked in nonprofit for over 6 years. Kate collaborates with her small team on day-to-day stewardship duties and manages the Foundation's Circle of Care membership, acknowledgement letters and tributes while trying to find the time for creative new initiatives as well. Kate holds a B.A. in English from Misericordia University and an M.A. in Liberal Studies from The New School for Social Research.

Speaker Bio: Jerisha Gordon
Jerisha Gordon is the assistant director of donor relations at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. When not attending to the day-to-day stewardship duties associated with being a part of a "small shop", Jerisha manages and maintains Children’s Hospital's donor recognition program which includes yearly honor rolls as well as the recently installed electronic, touch screen donor wall. Always eager to engage Hospital donors, Jerisha also spearheads the Foundation’s consecutive giving society. With seven years experience in the field of donor relations, Jerisha is happy to share her hits and misses and to also learn from the successes of others. Jerisha holds a B.A. in English from the University of Delaware and an MFA in Creative Writing from Fairleigh Dickinson University.