Nonprofit Learning Series - What is Your Annual Giving Plan?

Nonprofit Learning Series – What is Your Annual Giving Plan?

Event date: June 23

1:00 - 3:00 pm

Colorado Mountain College, Edwards Campus
Auditorium
150 Miller Ranch Road
Edwards, CO 81632

What’s Your Annual Giving Plan?

This session in the Nonprofit Learning series is on developing a successful Annual Giving program. It will delve into your tactics for cultivating, stewarding, and soliciting your donors to build a base of support for your organization. We’ll explore the components of a strong direct mail appeal as well as how to incorporate multichannel marketing (direct mail, email, online giving, social media, print) into your solicitations.

Intended For: 

  • Nonprofit professionals who want to learn more about building an Annual Giving program scalable to their organization.
  • Nonprofit professionals who want to build their Annual Giving program to identify Major Gift and Planned Giving prospects.

These topics can readily incorporate participation so people walk away with something they can use at their organization.

Presented by: Emily McGavin, CFRE – Director of Annual Giving and Community Engagement at Vail Health Foundation
Originally from Syracuse, New York, Emily has resided in the Vail Valley for over 25 years. She has worked in development for the past 12 years, specializing in annual giving, development operations, donor database administration, fundraising events, and donor and community relations. After a seven-year absence, Emily returned to Vail Health Foundation as Director of Annual Giving and Community Engagement in spring 2019. Her career includes a position at the Vail Valley Foundation, where she oversaw development operations and donor relations.  In June 2021, Emily earned the distinction of becoming a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE).

In her spare time, Emily enjoys exploring the great outdoors with her partner, Roddy. She is proud of her daughter, Amanda, who is a freshman at Colorado State University studying Sociology. Emily spends quieter moments reading, throwing pots on the wheel, and practicing yoga.

Join us on Thursday, June 23rd from 1:00 – 3:00 pm for an in person session.

Use this link to register in advance for this meeting.

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


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

  • 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.