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Lafayette Group

June 14, 2018

"Making the Ask"

11:00 - 11:30 a.m.   Registration
11:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.   Lunch
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.  Presentation
1:00 - 1:30 p.m.  Role Play of Making the Ask (optional)

Location:  Lafayette Country Club, 1500 S. 9th Street, Lafayette, IN 47905

Cost:  $30 per person

Nothing in fundraising causes more fear, but why?  The smallest part in fundraising recieves the greatest amount of attention, "the ask".  The ask is only an invitation, a way to help donors realize their own hopes and aspirations.  Solicitation is only a small portion of the donor development cycle; proper cultivation can ease any tense feelings about the ask.  Though each solicitation is different, understanding the form will make any staff and volunteer comfortable and successful.

As a result of this workshop, participants will...

  1. Understand the donor development cycle
  2. Learn components of a successful solicitation
  3. Become more comfortable with making the ask.

Speaker:  Adam L. Clevenger, CFRE
Adam Clevenger, a Certififed Fundraising Executive (CFRE), has spent his entire career building donor passion for causes.  For over a decade, Adam has created donor-centered and sustainable fundraising programs.

Before joining Loring, Sternberg and Associates, Adam served as Regional Collaboration Manager for the YMCA of the USA, working closely with 300 local Ys to support their development efforts; Director of Annual Giving for the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis providing leadership to the annual campaign for 13 branches that raised more than $2 million each year.  Additionally, he is a YMCA Faculty Trainer for the Annual Campaign and Introduction to Fundraising courses, a frequent contributor to Bloomerang and the North American YMCA Development Organization (NAYDO) blogs.  Adam conducts several trainings and conference presentations each year, and has worked in the past with Indiana Nonprofit Resource Network, NAYDO, Association of Donor Relations Professionals, Indiana Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts, Indiana CPA Society, and Hanover College.

As a volunteer, Adam serves as a board member and VP of Finance for the Association of Fundraising Professionals Indiana Chapter, both the Advisory Council and Development Committee for Second Helpings in Indianapolis, Stewardship Committee for Second Presbyterian Church, a board member for Indiana YMCA Youth and Government and Hanover College Business Scholars Program Leadership Council.  Adam and his wife, Jess, enjoy traveling, gardening and spending time with their two daughters and two energetic dogs.

To register for this luncheon, please email Jennifer Eberly.

  • All payments will be taken on the day of the event at the door.  Payment can be made via cash, check, or credit card.
  • Cancellation deadline is June 11th.  No shows and cancellations after June 11th are still responsible for payment.
  • All credit card payments will have a $1.25 convenience fee per person built into the total.