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September 7, 2023 Webinar | Saying "No" Without Losing Gratitude: Creating Laser Focus for Donors - and for Yourself
Thursday, September 07, 2023, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PST
Category: Webinars

2023 ADRP Webinar Series

September 7, 2023 | Saying "No" Without Losing Gratitude: Creating Laser Focus for Donors - and for Yourself 

Thursday, September 7, 2023
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM (PT) / 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM (ET)

Registration Closed

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

As donor relations professionals, we are sometimes subject to being the "catch-all" of a development shop. But, saying "no" can feel counterintuitive; after all, aren't we supposed to be the ultimate gratitude advocates? In "Saying “No” Without Losing Gratitude: Creating Laser Focus for Donors and Yourself," you will learn techniques for empowering yourself as a donor relations professional so the focus can remain on the organization's donors as the hero of the story. You'll save time, sanity, and while it might feel off-balance at first, saying "no" will actually empower you to say "yes" to the things that truly matter.

Learning Objectives

Attendees will leave this session with the following:

  1. Criteria for empowerment in how to clearly define their to-do lists, from a short-, mid-, and long-term perspective;
  2. Tips for how to clearly define what their internal priorities are, both individually with donor relations and as they roll up into the broader development team plan/goals and your organization's strategic plan; and
  3. Ways to cultivate meaningful relationships with internal and external partnerships that help build resiliency and prevent burnout.

Target Audience

Shop Size

Experience Level

Suitable for all audiences Suitable for any size shop Suitable for all levels

About the Presenter

Adrianne DeWeese, Assistant Director of Philanthropy, Rockhurst High School in Kansas City
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Adrianne DeWeese, MPA, is Assistant Director of Philanthropy at Rockhurst High School in Kansas City, Missouri. Adrianne began her career in community journalism, earning a bachelor’s degree from Kansas State University and an MPA from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Please notify the ADRP office 24 hours in advance of the webinar if you have not yet received your registration link.
ADRP members can access past webinars at any time by visiting the webinars page of the ADRP website and selecting "Missed a Webinar?" at the top of the page.


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