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May 11, 2023 Webinar | Gift Minimums: No Waffling Allowed
Thursday, May 11, 2023, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PST
Category: Webinars

2023 ADRP Webinar Series

May 11, 2023 | Gift Minimums: No Waffling Allowed

Thursday, May 11, 2023
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM (PT) / 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM (ET)

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Members: FREE | Non-Members: $75
Can't attend? All registrants receive links to the webinar recording & slides via email after the presentation!

Full participation in the ADRP 2023 Webinar Series is equivalent to 12 points (one point per webinar) of Education credit for the CFRE International application for certification and/or re-certification.

About the Webinar

Should organizations set gift minimums when it comes to creating new endowed funds? Many organizations may waffle on this question. The larger the gift the greater the impact, of course, but no one wants to turn away gifts or appear to exclude those without the deepest pockets either. Well, stop waffling because the correct answer is "yes, you should". When set properly and in parallel with thoughtful communication strategies, gift minimums can have a very positive impact. They raise your donor's sights and result in faster fund growth, more impactful reporting, and reduced workload on staff. They can be set without hurting existing donor relationships or impeding new ones. This session will discuss the process through which the team at Wilbraham & Monson Academy developed gift minimums, the strategies for communicating about them with donors, and the measurable impact they have had.


Learning Objectives

  1. Understanding the potential that gift minimums can have for your organization

  2. How to determine what your gift minimums should be

  3. Strategies for communicating your gift minimums effectively with donors

Target Audience

Shop Size

Experience Level

Suitable for all audiences Small Shop (1-5 staff); Medium Shoop (6-10 staff) Newcomer (0-3 years); Mid-Career (4-8 years)

About the Presenter

Sean Valentine, Director of Stewardship & Donor Relations, Wilbraham Monson Academy

Sean Valentine joined WMA in 2017. Previously he worked in advancement for the Maryland Center for History & Culture and the National 4-H Council. He received his master's in Nonprofit Management from the University of Maryland Global Campus, and his undergraduate degrees from Gettysburg College.

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Thank You To Our 2023 Webinar Sponsor