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Thursday, May 19 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Long-Range Fundraising LIMITED

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The demands of the annual budget frequently make it difficult for companies to think beyond their current fiscal year when fundraising. Yet the development of a long-term strategy can be crucial to feeding your pipeline and building sustainability. Learn from professionals in the field about the tactics they employ — mounting a multiyear campaign, cultivating donors beyond the immediate community, engaging boards in fostering relationships — in an effort to evaluate what is the best approach for your company.

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Dan Cooperman

Director of Development, OPERA America
Dan Cooperman joined OPERA America in February 2015 as director of development. He previously served as director of development for BalletX, a contemporary ballet company in Philadelphia, from 2012–2015, during which time the company's budget grew by 40 percent. Cooperman's interest in opera is rooted in his academic study of music history. He graduated from Tufts University with a B.A. in music and German studies and McGill University with... Read More →

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Lisa Bury

Director of Development, Seattle Opera
Captivated by music at age four, Lisa Bury continues to pursue her love of the performing arts as Seattle Opera’s Director of Development. She leads all of the company’s contributed revenue activity including a $28 million capital campaign, $11 million annual fund, planned giving program, and endowment building efforts. She began her career as a marketing intern at Lyric Opera of Chicago, and continued there to nurture donor... Read More →
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Joan Desens

Director of Institutional Advancement, Glimmerglass Festival
Joan Desens, Director of Institutional Advancement for The Glimmerglass Festival, became professionally involved with both opera and Glimmerglass in 1987, when she moved to Cooperstown from NYC for lifestyle reasons, coinciding with the opening of the Festival’s Alice Busch Opera Theater. Initially an avid volunteer, she donated her skills from her years of work in media and advertising in support of PR projects and outreach to schools... Read More →
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Susan Howlett

Consultant, Independent
Susan Howlett has been raising money joyfully and amping up board leadership for over 40 years -- as a trustee, development director, executive director and consultant to over 1000 nonprofits just like yours. People leave her sessions with concrete, practical, no-cost solutions to age-old problems. Author of two acclaimed books (Boards on Fire: Inspiring Leaders to Raise Money Joyfully and Getting Funded: The Complete Guide to Writing Grant... Read More →

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Arts Consulting Group

President, Arts Consulting Group
The leading provider of hands-on interim management, executive search, revenue enhancement, facilities & program planning, and organizational development services for the arts and culture industry. ACG consultants are located in communities throughout North America to best serve the needs of its clients. | | ArtsConsulting.com

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