Nonprofit Learning Series - Grassroots Events Panel

Nonprofit Learning Series – Grassroots Events Panel

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1:00 - 2:30 pm

US Bank
15 Benchmark Rd
Avon, CO 81620
3rd Floor Conference Room

Topic: Grassroots Events Panel

On Tuesday, May 7 from 1:00-2:30 pm, the Nonprofit Learning Series brings together a group of grassroots event organizers. They will discuss how to develop and take events to the next level. The discussion will include ideas on peer-to-peer fundraising including sharing some unique concepts that the panelists are exploring. We will learn how these organizations have grown their events to be what they are today.

Our panel discussion will consist of:

  • Grace Anshutz, Special Events Coordinator, Roundup River Ranch

Grace came to her current position from one of the nation’s largest peer-to-peer fundraising movements, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, Dance Marathon. Grace has a passion for diversifying fundraising efforts and empowering engagement at all levels through peer-to-peer events and campaigns. Roundup River Ranch recently celebrated a successful third annual Superhero Ski Day, a peer-to-peer fundraising event to honor and celebrate their campers who have superhero strength like courage, hope, and strength. Under Grace’s leadership the event has seen exponential growth from under $20,000 the first year to over $60,000 this past March.

  • Meg Sheehan, Event and Donor Relations Manager, Can Do MS

Meg joined Can Do MS in January 2017 with over 20 years of experience in event planning, marketing, and hospitality. She has taken some of Can Do MS’ signature peer-to-peer fundraising events like Ski for MSand MS Globalto the next level. The Kick MS platform has become a creative fundraising solution. As a business owner for 15 years, Meg brings a goal-setting, fiscally responsible approach to Can Do MS events. As a Vail Valley local for 25 years, Meg enjoys leveraging her relationships to network and expand Can Do MS’s donor base, growing current projects and creating new events to support the programs.

  • Christine Albertson, Community Relations and Marketing Manager, Vail Health and Shaw Cancer Center (Pink Vail)

Christine has been with Vail Health since 2012 when Pink Vail began. Prior to that, she was the Marketing and Event Director for the National Ski Patrol. With her involvement, Pink Vail exceeded the fundraising goal by 60% the first year and has continued exponential growth each year. This year it brought together over 2,400 participants. The marketing team has won numerous awards for the Pink Vail website, the event and overall herculean effort that takes place each year.

Robin Thompson, Executive Director of Philanthropy and Community Outreach for Vail Christian High School, will serve as moderator for the panel discussion.

Join us on Tuesday, May 7 from 1:00—2:30 pm in the US Bank, Avon (15 Benchmark Road) 3rd floor Conference Room.

Seats fill up quickly and are limited to 23, RSVP to Maren at 970.477.4001.

The Nonprofit Learning Series is sponsored by the Vail Valley Partnership Nonprofit Network, Eagle River Youth Coalition, and US Bank.

  • Monthly learning opportunities for your entire nonprofit organization
  • Special guest panel discussions with local funders, sponsors and nonprofit leaders
  • Free attendance for nonprofit employees and board members.