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Think Like a Major Gifts Officer
Monday, March 23, 2020, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM PST
Category: Specialized Training

Online Training

Think Like a Major Gifts Officer

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Behind every foundation are people -- program officers, family members and company employees. People make the decisions about grant funding and, contrary to how it might seem, they really do want to be connected to your organization beyond the transactions of the grant application and report.

Fundraising is all about building and growing relationships. But how do you get past the gate-keepers and into the ivory towers? Christie Cotterill, CFRE, has answers and effective strategies to help you personally engage with key foundation staff, volunteers, and family members, over the course of a year.

Register today for this timely PSGA training and learn:

  • How to create the personal connections that lead to greater funding. 
  • How to build an engagement calendar to ensure regular, constructive communication with foundations, beyond what’s required as part of a grant.
  • Ways to take positive connection steps (and how to avoid making negative ones).

When: Monday, March 23, 2020

Program: 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

About this Online Event: Christie Cotterill has presented online trainings in the past and is eager to share her informative slides, hand outs, and resources with you. You'll be able to share comments and ask questions, and get answers during the workshop.

Location: Webinar information coming soon.

Meet our Presenter:

Christie Cotterill, CFRE, is an experienced nonprofit fundraising professional with a commitment to connecting philanthropists with causes they're passionate about. At the core of Christie's work fostering relationships, is ensuring that funders fully understand the impact of their support.

Christie serves as the Associate Director of Development for Washington State University's College of Veterinary Medicine (Go Cougs!). Prior to joining WSU, Christie worked for the Seattle Aquarium, Northwest Center, and Kids with a Cause. Christie has served on the board, and as a presenter, for AFP Washington - Advancement Northwest. Christie is a veteran presenter, known for her advocacy of nonprofit equity and inclusion.


9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. - Program 


Members: $35
Non-members: $45

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  • For the health and comfort of all event participants, we ask that you refrain from wearing strong fragrances while attending PSGA events. Many people are allergic and/or sensitive to fragrances. Please use in moderation when wearing perfume, cologne, or scented lotions.
  • Please, no walk-ins.