Steer Clear of Trouble: Controversial Gifts

with
Gregory Nielsen
Live Session
From $129.00
  • September 22, 2021, 2:00 pm   EST
Training Includes:
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • All resources and training materials
  • An on-demand recording will be available after the live presentation.

Experienced nonprofit leader Gregory Nielsen will help you balance the desire for funding with the arduous restrictions or damaging backlash that some gifts may impose. You will learn the tactical steps to create an effective gift acceptance program for your nonprofit.

Topics covered

  • What are the purpose and role of gift acceptance policies?
  • What essential components should you include?
  • How should you address critical organizational decisions on gift acceptance?
  • What are reasonable charitable gift restrictions? Which should you avoid?
  • How can you build buy-in?
When:
Wednesday, September 22, 2021; 2:00 PM Eastern
Scheduled for 60 minutes including question and answer period.

Training Overview

Did your gift come with a side of controversy? Learn how to set limits without destroying opportunities.

As nonprofits strive to meet pandemic-fueled needs while struggling to find funding, some are turning to controversial funds and people. Others accept gifts and then find out the donor has done something questionable. Some donors are looking for the respectability of philanthropy to improve their tarnished reputations. Other donations come with many strings attached, making them difficult to accept under normal circumstances.

You need to implement or update your organization’s gift acceptance policy now to prepare to respond consistently and diplomatically to prospective funders. This policy can also enable you to avoid saying “no” to every worrisome proposal by defining parameters that make awards acceptable to your organization.

An effective gift acceptance policy must include essential components, identify critical decision points, and foster buy-in throughout the organization.

  • What are the purpose and role of gift acceptance policies?
  • What essential components should you include?
  • How should you address critical organizational decisions on gift acceptance?
  • What are reasonable charitable gift restrictions? Which should you avoid?
  • How can you build buy-in?

Who Should Attend?

  • Executive directors
  • Chief executives
  • Board members
  • Nonprofit counsel
  • Senior management
  • Financial staff
  • Managers
  • Development staff
  • Major gift directors
  • Grant writers
  • Donor relations staff
  • Program directors

 

Expert Presenters

Gregory Nielsen

  • Sought-after speaker and consultant committed to helping leaders and organizations translate vision into reality
  • Accomplished nonprofit CEO
  • Previously led the Center for Nonprofit Excellence
  • Awards from the Better Business Bureau for ethics and the Louisville Urban League for championing diversity
  • Previously served as an officer and attorney in the United States Army

  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Government and International Relations from the University of Notre Dame

  • Juris Doctorate from Notre Dame Law School

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