Nonprofit Learning Series - Creating and Nurturing a Healthy Nonprofit

Nonprofit Learning Series – Creating and Nurturing a Healthy Nonprofit

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11:00am - 12:30pm

Virtual Via Zoom

Creating and Nurturing a Healthy Nonprofit

Most of us go to our doctor annually for a health check-up. Have you done the same type of evaluation for your fundraising efforts? For instance:

  • How has your major gift fundraising been in the past year? 
  • Have you re-evaluated your gift model? 
  • Are your board and volunteers helping with fundraising?
  • Do you want new major gift donors, but you aren’t sure how to find people who would give to your organization? 
  • Do you know donors who are giving to other organizations, but you need ideas of how to get them involved in your nonprofit?

This discussion will look at your nonprofit and help you identify ways to evaluate the health of your organization through securing major gifts.



There is a JOY in giving AND living and Marcy Heim, CFRE, PLCC, and Founder of The Artful Asker, wants you to experience this!  She deeply respects the powerful, positive impact that generosity creates for our institutions, organizations and communities.  A respected authority in enhancing major gift success, Marcy turns decades of in-the-trenches successful major gift development experience into high-content key-note speeches and workshops. Plus, she adds fundraiSING – her original fundraising songs – to her presentations.

Marcy has over twenty years of firsthand fundraising experience at the University of Wisconsin Foundation where she and her team raised millions of dollars by creating the genuine relationships she promotes in her presentations.   She led her unit through three successful comprehensive campaigns including the $1.8 billion dollar Create the Future Campaign.  She’s personally worked with scores of donors and boards  to best help them accomplish significant giving goals.  Over 7,000 development professionals have experienced her “Making an Artful Ask” training that promotes authentic conversations and clear, artful requests for support – of every kind.

Marcy was presented the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Crystal AppleAward for earning the highest faculty rating at ten national conferences and is a recipient of the AFP Outstanding Fundraising Professional award.  She’s been featured at AFP, AHP and CASE International Conferences and is a graduate of the AFP Faculty Teaching Academy.  She’s a certified professional life coach and graduate of Leadership Greater Madison. She holds a UW-Madison Natural Sciences degree and serves as a pro-bono consultant to the United Way of Dane County.

Marcy’s book, “Empowering Your Board to Serve as Effective Development Ambassadors” is widely used by both staff and board members alike to enhance the understanding of the relationship-building process.  Her workshop, “MORE Major Gifts” provides an in-depth experience working with individual givers.  But her unique strength is her focus on what goes on in our heads – and using tools to create our mindset for success in both our giving, and living. Her second book is “Invest in JOY!


Robin Thompson will serve as moderator for this month’s discussion.

Register in advance to get the webinar information.

Save the dates for the tentative 2021 programs, all topics TBA:
*September 16th – 9:00 – 10:30 am
*November 4th – 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

The Nonprofit Learning Series is sponsored by the Vail Valley Partnership Nonprofit Network, Mountain Youth, 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.