Nonprofit Learning Series: Navigating the Shifting Landscape - Fundraising and Grant Trends

Nonprofit Learning Series: Navigating the Shifting Landscape – Fundraising and Grant Trends

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11:00am - 12:30pm

Edwards Early Learning Center
(formerly June Creek Elementary School)
1121 Miller Ranch Road
Edwards, CO 81632

Navigating the Shifting Landscape – Fundraising and Grant Trends

Join us for an enlightening presentation featuring two distinguished experts in the field: Robin Thompson, renowned fundraising strategist, and Holly Loff, esteemed grant professional. Together, they will provide valuable insights into the ever-evolving landscapes of fundraising and grants, sharing their expertise, strategies, and projections for the coming year.

Robin Thompson will kick off the presentation by delving into the latest fundraising trends. With a wealth of experience in the nonprofit sector, Robin has helped numerous organizations achieve remarkable fundraising success. During her session, she will discuss emerging strategies that are proving to be game-changers in the current fundraising climate. From reporting trends to acquiring and optimizing donor engagement, Robin will equip participants with practical tips to enhance their fundraising efforts.

Following Robin’s insightful talk, Holly Loff, an accomplished grants professional, will take the stage to shed light on the dynamic world of grants. Holly’s deep understanding of grantmaking processes and her ability to identify funding opportunities have made her a sought-after expert in the field. In her session, Holly will share her analysis of the latest grant trends, including shifts in funding priorities, emerging sources of support, and the impact of current events on grant availability. Attendees will gain valuable knowledge on grant proposal best practices, effective research strategies, and how to position their organizations for grant success.

Throughout the presentation, both Robin and Holly will draw from their extensive experience, providing real-world examples that highlight successful fundraising campaigns and grant acquisitions. They will also address audience questions, offering personalized advice and insights.

Whether you are a seasoned fundraising professional, a nonprofit executive, or an aspiring grantseeker, this presentation is a must-attend event. Robin Thompson and Holly Loff’s combined expertise and comprehensive understanding of fundraising and grant dynamics will provide you with the knowledge and tools needed to excel in today’s competitive landscape.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn from two industry leaders. Join us for an engaging and thought-provoking session that will empower you to navigate the evolving fundraising and grants arena with confidence and success.

Event Cost: free for nonprofit professionals and board members!

Robin Thompson is a professional fundraising consultant, trainer and coach. Robin managed over $17 million in assets as Executive Director. As Vice President, Robin and her staff were responsible for raising over $10 million annually. She successfully designed and implemented a $3.9 million Comprehensive Campaign. Robin closed two debt reduction campaigns, each one raising several million dollars in less than one year. She has built endowments from less than $100,000 to over $2 million in less than two years.

Robin has a fundraising certificate from Indiana University School of Philanthropy. Her BS degree is from West Virginia University and she has a master’s degree from the University of Utah.

Her recently published book is Putting the Fun in FUNdraising: The Secrets to Raising More Money, Faster and Easier.

Holly Loff  launched her business, Sage Grant Writing & Consulting, in 2022 after two decades of working in the nonprofit sector (most recently as the executive director of Eagle River Watershed Council). In less than a year and while still building the business, Sage has raised over $1.3 million in grant funding for projects in Colorado. Holly was recently elected as the treasurer of the Colorado Chapter of the Grant Professionals Association, where she also serves on the programs committee.

Holly earned her bachelor of science in resource conservation from the University of Montana, which is complemented by a professional grant writing certificate from the Grant Institute, a nonprofit management certificate from Duke University, and a Nonprofit Executive Leadership Program certificate from the El Pomar Foundation. She is also a graduate of the prestigious Colorado Water Leaders program.

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

  • Learning opportunities for your entire nonprofit organization.
  • Special guest panel discussions with local funders, sponsors and nonprofit leaders.
  • Open to nonprofit executives and board members.